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BCW Index Posts Modest Gain Led By Bruker

Shares in Bruker Biosciences rose 5.8 percent for the trading week ended Tuesday to lead the BCW Index to a modest gain. The firm did not report any news and trading volume was slightly lower than average for the week. Stratagene led decliners with a 4.5-percent drop for the tracking period. The firm announced last week that it had posted a $21-million bond to secure damages in its legal dispute with Third Wave Technologies (see Briefs).

Overall, the Index closed up .3 percent for the week, trailing the Nasdaq, which rose 1.8 percent, the Nasdaq Biotech Index, which gained 1.7 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which climbed 1.4 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Jan 31, 2006)
Last Price
(Jan. 24, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
33.91
34.32
-1.19
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.34
27.84
1.80
Beckman
BEC
59.55
57.56
3.46
Bio-Rad
BIO
67.4
68
-0.88
Bruker
BRKR
4.92
4.65
5.81
Fisher Scientific
FSH
66.87
66.45
0.63
GE
GE
32.75
32.96
-0.64
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.78
4.96
-3.63
Invitrogen
IVGN
68.88
67.6
1.89
Molecular Devices
MDCC
28.59
28.76
-0.59
PerkinElmer
PKI
22.74
23
-1.13
Qiagen
QGEN
11.84
11.88
-0.34
Sigma
SIAL
64.88
64.61
0.42
Stratagene
STGN
10.2
10.68
-4.49
Thermo
TMO
33.64
33.08
1.69
Waters
WAT
41.95
43.08
-2.62
BCW Index Average
36.33
36.21
0.31
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