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BioCommerce Week s Index to the Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies: Feb 17, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price (Feb. 15, 2005)
Last Price
(
Feb. 8, 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
24.39
23.75
2.69
Applied Biosystems
ABI
20.57
20.70
-0.63
BD
BDX
59.39
59.40
-0.02
Beckman
BEC
68.85
69.41
-0.81
Bio-Rad
BIO
57.75
58.28
-0.91
Bruker
BRKR
4.00
4.03
-0.74
GE
GE
36.39
36.43
-0.11
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.65
4.55
2.20
Invitrogen
IVGN
71.64
73.57
-2.62
Molecular Devices
MDCC
21.32
19.00
12.21
PerkinElmer
PKI
22.88
23.61
-3.09
Sigma
SIAL
62.71
62.65
0.10
Stratagene
STGN
6.74
6.70
0.60
Thermo
TMO
27.38
28.37
-3.49
Waters
WAT
49.91
51.11
-2.35
Index Average
35.90
36.10
-0.55

 

Molecular Devices Shares Climb 12 Percent as Index Falls from Last Week's High

Shares of Molecular Devices climbed 12 percent and Agilent Technologies improved 2.7 percent over the five-day period covered by the BioCommerce Week Index ending Tuesday. Both companies reported their quarterly financials in the last week (see related articles).

Molecular Devices closed at $21.32, up from $19.00 last week, while Agilent closed at $24.39, up from $23.75, leading five companies whose shares rose on the week — Harvard Biosciences, up 2.2 percent, closing at $4.65, Stratagen, up 0.60 percent, closing at $6.70; and Sigma, up 0.10 percent, closing at $62.65.

Thermo Electron and PerkinElmer dropped 3.5 and 3 percent, respectively, as 10 companies saw their share prices fall.

The BCW Index finished down 0.55 percent, closing at $35.90, to end a two-week string of highs since it was established on Sept. 9.

Overall, the index trailed the Dow, which closed the five-day period up nearly 1 percent, while the S&P 500 was up a half percent and the Nasdaq was flat. The Amex pharma index was up nearly 1 percent while biotech index was down a fraction.

 

Following is a schedule of quarterly financial reporting dates for the BCW Index companies:

  • Bio-Rad: Feb. 17
  • Bruker BioScience: No date set
  • Harvard Bioscience: March 4
  • Invitrogen: Feb. 17
  • Stratagene: No date set

 

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