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BCW Index Gains 2 Percent Amid Rise in Tech Stocks

The BCW Index gained 2 percent for the week ended Tuesday, as 15 of the 16 companies in the Index either gained ground or were flat for the period. The upswing was consistent with gains realized by tech stocks during the week.
 
Bruker Biosciences led gainers with a 5-percent increase, followed by PerkinElmer, which rose 4.4 percent. The only firm in the Index to lose ground for the trading period was Stratagene, whose shares dropped 8.5 percent.
 
The BCW Index was outdone by the Nasdaq Biotech Index and the broader Nasdaq market, which rose 5.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.2 percent for the week.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(October
10, 2006)
Last
Price
(October 3, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
33.35
32.24
3.4
Applied Biosystems
ABI
33.40
32.70
2.1
Beckman
BEC
58.00
57.21
1.4
Bio-Rad
BIO
71.69
69.86
2.6
Bruker
BRKR
7.42
7.07
5.0
Fisher Scientific
FSH
79.25
77.66
2.0
GE
GE
36.30
35.71
1.7
Invitrogen
IVGN
64.16
63.40
1.2
Millipore
MIL
62.26
60.95
2.1
Molecular Devices
MDCC
18.67
18.15
2.9
PerkinElmer
PKI
19.66
18.83
4.4
Qiagen
QGEN
15.93
15.93
0.0
Sigma
SIAL
77.21
75.35
2.5
Stratagene
STGN
6.36
6.95
-8.5
Thermo
TMO
39.79
38.93
2.2
Waters
WAT
45.50
44.88
1.4
BCW Index Average
41.81
40.99
2.0
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