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BCW Index Gains 1.9 Percent for the Week

The BCW Index climbed 1.86 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. The Index beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained 1.18 percent. The Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index both lost ground during the tracking period, falling .88 percent and 1.38 percent, respectively.

Beckman Coulter, Waters, and Applied Biosystems led the 12 firms in the Index that gained ground last week, with all of their stock prices increasing more than 5 percent. Bio-Rad Laboratories led the four decliners with a drop of 1.59 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(May 2, 2006)
Last Price
(Apr. 25, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
39.03
38.87
0.41
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.57
27.12
5.35
Beckman
BEC
52.57
49.73
5.71
Bio-Rad
BIO
65
66.05
-1.59
Bruker
BRKR
5.95
5.75
3.48
Fisher Scientific
FSH
71.31
70.16
1.64
GE
GE
34.48
33.97
1.50
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.23
4.28
-1.17
Invitrogen
IVGN
64.99
63.49
2.36
Molecular Devices
MDCC
32.56
32.95
-1.18
PerkinElmer
PKI
21.58
21.74
-0.74
Qiagen
QGEN
14.97
14.44
3.67
Sigma
SIAL
68.26
67.37
1.32
Stratagene
STGN
11.06
10.86
1.84
Thermo
TMO
38.6
37.89
1.87
Waters
WAT
45.99
43.55
5.60
BCW Index Average
37.45
36.76
1.86
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