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  Consolidated Investment Analysis for Beckman Coulter  Beckman Coulter (NYSE:BEC)  Company Description  Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies. It operates in two segments: segments: Clinical Diagnostics and Life Science. The Company's products are classified into two categories, including clinical diagnostics and life science research instruments and tools. The Company's clinical diagnostics produce information physicians use to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients in hospitals and other critical care settings worldwide. Its life science research instruments and tools are used by scientists to study biological problems, including the causes of disease, identifying new therapies and testing new drugs.On April 14, 2009, the Company acquired Cogenics, genomics division of Clinical Data Inc. On August 3, 2009, it acquired the diagnostics systems business from Olympus Corporation. In August 2009, the Company announced the creation of Beckman Coulter Genomics.  Share Statistics  Symbol      Current Price    52wk Range    Avg Vol (3m)   

YHOO    72.08    43.95 – 74.85  1,042,000 

EPS    Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

       

3.02  4.99B  7.09%  23.90 

Financial Summary 

On October 27, 2010, Beckman Coulter Inc reported 3rd quarter 2010 earnings of 1.00 per share. This result exceeded the 0.88 consensus of the 16 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 17.65%. The next earnings announcement is expected on February 09, 2011. Beckman Coulter Inc reported annual 2009 earnings of 3.90 per share on February 11, 2010. The next earnings announcement from Beckman Coulter Inc is expected the week of February 09, 2011. BEC had 3rd quarter 2010 revenues of 893.80m. This bettered the 882.11m consensus of the 15 analysts covering the company. This was -0.91% below the prior year's 3rd quarter results. BEC had revenues for the full year 2009 of 3.26bn. This was 5.22% above the prior year's results.


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This is the consensus forecast amongst 18 polled investment analysts. Analyst Detail

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The 12 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Beckman Coulter Inc (BEC:NYQ) have a median target of 56.50, with a high estimate of 85.00 and a low estimate of 47.00. The median estimate represents a -21.61% decrease from the last price of 72.08. Technical Analysis Chart 

     


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