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BCW Index Rises Again with Tech Stocks

The BCW Index gained 1.2 percent for the week ended Tuesday, rising along with tech stocks in the Nasdaq and the Nasdaq Biotech Index. The Nasdaq rose 1.3 percent and the Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 1.7 percent for the tracking period, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed .7 percent.
 
Stocks for 13 of the 16 companies in the Index gained ground for the week, led by Fisher Scientific, which rose 5.1 percent. Thermo Electron and Bruker Biosciences gained 4.7 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively.
 
Qiagen led decliners with a fall of 4 percent for the week. The firm was recently cited with a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration, which appeared on the agency’s website early this week (see related Brief).

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(October 17, 2006)
Last
Price
(October
10, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
34.40
33.35
3.1
Applied Biosystems
ABI
33.51
33.40
0.3
Beckman
BEC
57.86
58.00
-0.2
Bio-Rad
BIO
73.75
71.69
2.9
Bruker
BRKR
7.75
7.42
4.4
Fisher Scientific
FSH
83.26
79.25
5.1
GE
GE
35.56
36.30
-2.0
Invitrogen
IVGN
65.25
64.16
1.7
Millipore
MIL
62.32
62.26
0.1
Molecular Devices
MDCC
19.21
18.67
2.9
PerkinElmer
PKI
19.82
19.66
0.8
Qiagen
QGEN
15.30
15.93
-4.0
Sigma
SIAL
75.24
77.21
-2.6
Stratagene
STGN
6.60
6.36
3.8
Thermo
TMO
41.67
39.79
4.7
Waters
WAT
45.68
45.50
0.4
BCW Index Average
42.32
41.81
1.2
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