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BCW Index Falls Along with Other Tech Stocks

The BCW Index dropped .67 percent for the week ended Tuesday, mirroring a broader drop in the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1 percent, the Nasdaq slipped .8 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index dropped 1.1 percent for the tracking period.

Bruker BioSciences had the steepest decline, falling 7.5 percent for the week, while Harvard Bioscience had a setback to its recent rise, dropping 6.9 percent for the week. Thermo Electron led the six stocks that reported gains for the week, rising 2.6 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Jan 17, 2006)
Last Price
(Jan. 10, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
33.76
35
-3.54
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.15
27.91
0.86
Beckman
BEC
59.32
58.36
1.64
Bio-Rad
BIO
66.32
67.27
-1.41
Bruker
BRKR
4.56
4.93
-7.51
Fisher Scientific
FSH
66.41
65.78
0.96
GE
GE
34.94
35.19
-0.71
Harvard Bio
HBIO
5.24
5.63
-6.93
Invitrogen
IVGN
67.78
69.82
-2.92
Molecular Devices
MDCC
28.99
29.37
-1.29
PerkinElmer
PKI
23.22
23.69
-1.98
Qiagen
QGEN
12.34
12.43
-0.72
Sigma
SIAL
63.98
63.95
0.05
Stratagene
STGN
10.24
10
2.40
Thermo
TMO
31.97
31.16
2.60
Waters
WAT
38.34
38.96
-1.59
BCW Index Average
35.97
36.22
-0.67
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