2. As of noon trading, Life Technologies ( LIFE) is up $0.84 (1.4%) to $63.09 on light volume Thus far, 331,003 shares of Life Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.31-$63.14 after having opened the day at $62.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.25.

Life Technologies Corporation operates as a global life sciences company. Life Technologies has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Life Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Life Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Life Technologies Ratings Report now.

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