The genetic-testing company hit a buzz saw when it downgraded its 2019 earnings forecast earlier this year following a slowdown in the consumer market. But the fact remains that Illumina’s platforms dominate the genomic sequencing space (its technology has helped slash the cost of whole genomic sequencing to mere thousands of dollars while considerably speeding up the process).The $44 billion company has “demonstrated an uncanny ability to out-innovate and extend its competitive lead,” according to J.P. Morgan.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score1.6
    SectorHealth Care
    IndustryLife Sciences Tools and Services
    CEOFrancis deSouza
    HQ LocationSan Diego
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$3,404
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$938
    Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2019 ($M)$43,653