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.

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