NEW YORK, Dec. 14 — X-ray system developer Bruker AXS earned $53 million after filing an initial public offering on Friday that let loose 9 million shares of common stock at a cost of $6.50 apiece, the company announced on Friday. Shares of the Madison, Wis.-based firm began trading on the Nasdaq on Friday under the ticker symbol BAXS, trading at $6.75 just after 11:00 a.m.

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