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Life Technologies (NASDAQ:LIFE): Closing price $ 60.79

Shares moved up sharply following a report late Thursday in The Financial Post that the firm wants to sell itself by the middle of February, at between $65 and $75 per share, say unnamed sources. Life Technologies has hired two firms, Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) and Moelis & Co., to facilitate a sale to either a private equity firm or a larger company, according to documents. Shares closed up 5.82 on the day at $60.79, having been traded in a 52-week range of $39.73 to $55.11.