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BCW Index Up Slightly for the Week

The BCW Index climbed 1.59 percent for the trading week ended Tuesday. Only five of the components of the Index declined for the week, and none of them dropped more than 1.6 percent. Stratagene led gainers for the tracking period, closing up 6.7 percent.

In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained .9 percent, while both the Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 2.6 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Oct. 25, 2005)
Last Price
(Oct. 18, 2005)
% change
Agilent
A
31.18
30.65
1.73
Applied Biosystems
ABI
23.35
22.73
2.73
Beckman
BEC
50.47
49.14
2.71
Bio-Rad
BIO
55.57
54
2.91
Bruker
BRKR
4.44
4.47
-0.67
Fisher Scientific
FSH
58.16
59.08
-1.56
GE
GE
33.91
34
-0.26
Harvard Bio
HBIO
3.12
3.04
2.63
Invitrogen
IVGN
74.18
71.98
3.06
Molecular Devices
MDCC
19.84
19.63
1.07
PerkinElmer
PKI
20.82
20.94
-0.57
Qiagen
QGEN
11.86
12.04
-1.50
Sigma
SIAL
63.53
61.31
3.62
Stratagene
STGN
9.87
9.25
6.70
Thermo
TMO
30.7
30.25
1.49
Waters
WAT
35.75
36
-0.69
BCW Index Average
32.92
32.41
1.59
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