Genetech Gains on Profit Boost

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Shares of Genentech (DNA ) moved higher Tuesday after the company posted 35 cents vs. 24 cents third quarter earnings per share (non-GAAP) on 46% higher operating revenue and 44% higher product sales. It expects about 50% 2005 earnings per share growth. First Albany upped its estimates and price target on the stock.

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