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The BioCommerce Week Index: May 19, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(
May 17, 2005)
Last Price
(
May 10, 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
22.48
21.86
2.84
Applied Biosystems
ABI
22.45
22.45
0.00
BD
BDX
58.96
59.17
-0.35
Beckman
BEC
68.1
66.38
2.59
Bio-Rad
BIO
51.92
52.58
-1.26
Bruker
BRKR
3.99
3.54
12.71
GE
GE
36.8
35.83
2.71
Harvard Bio
HBIO
2.9
3.4
-14.71
Invitrogen
IVGN
78.34
76.52
2.38
Molecular Devices
MDCC
18.29
18.81
-2.76
PerkinElmer
PKI
18.57
18.88
-1.64
Sigma
SIAL
59.37
59.54
-0.29
Stratagene
STGN
8.64
9.19
-5.98
Thermo
TMO
26.8
26.15
2.49
Waters
WAT
38.81
40.03
-3.05
Index Average
34.43
34.29
0.41

Bruker Shares Lead Winners Thanks to $1.1M in CEO's Insider Buys

Shares in Bruker climbed 12.71 percent during the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, making it the leading gainer for the BCW companies in a week in which the Index grew at an anemic .41 percent and losers outnumbered gainers.

Bruker's stock has been climbing since May 10 when CEO Frank Laukien launched a buying spree that cost him more than $1.1 million and earned him 277,430 shares.

According to Insidercow.com, which tracks insider trading at public companies, Laukien bought the stock at prices between $3.60 and $3.00 per share between May 10 and May 17.

Leading the losers last week was Harvard Bio, whose shares tanked 14.71 percent soon after the company released its annual 10-Q with the SEC. The company has lost more than one-third of its market cap since early March.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.