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Bruker Leads Decline in BCW Index

One week after reaching a 52-week high, shares in Bruker BioSciences dropped 13 percent for the week ended Tuesday. The firm led all 13 losing stocks in the Index. Beckman Coulter's stock was the only other issue in the Index to fall more than 5 percent for the tracking period. Harvard Bioscience, Molecular Devices, and Stratagene were the only three companies to post gains this week.

Overall, the Index dropped 2.13 percent for the week, compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which declined 1 percent, the Nasdaq, which fell 1.5 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index, which dropped 5.8 percent for the week.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Apr. 11, 2006)
Last Price
(Apr. 4, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
36.97
38.05
-2.84
Applied Biosystems
ABI
26.69
27.09
-1.48
Beckman
BEC
51.4
54.21
-5.18
Bio-Rad
BIO
62.15
62.74
-0.94
Bruker
BRKR
4.88
5.61
-13.01
Fisher Scientific
FSH
67.23
68.16
-1.36
GE
GE
34.05
34.7
-1.87
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.11
4.01
2.49
Invitrogen
IVGN
67.52
68.24
-1.06
Molecular Devices
MDCC
35.19
34.29
2.62
PerkinElmer
PKI
22.25
23.4
-4.91
Qiagen
QGEN
13.89
14.53
-4.40
Sigma
SIAL
65.16
66.6
-2.16
Stratagene
STGN
10.93
10.72
1.96
Thermo
TMO
35.86
36.96
-2.98
Waters
WAT
42.37
43.95
-3.59
BCW Index Average
36.29
37.08
-2.13
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