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Bruker Shares Up 11.4 Percent Over Past Three Weeks

Shares in Bruker BioSciences gained 11.4 percent over the past three weeks, leading the 11 firms whose shares rose during the three-week trading period ended Tuesday (Note: BioCommerce Week did not publish the past two weeks). Bio-Rad posted the next-largest increase with a gain of 6.8 percent.
 
Stratagene slumped again to a new 52-week low to close at $4.70 on Tuesday, down 14.4 percent for the three-week period.
 
Overall, the BCW Index closed up 1.7 percent for the tracking period. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.1 percent, the Nasdaq rose 4.3 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index gained 5.7 percent.
 

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(September 5, 2006)
Last Price
(August 15, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
31.57
31.12
1.4
Applied Biosystems
ABI
31.64
31.60
0.1
Beckman
BEC
54.50
52.91
3.0
Bio-Rad
BIO
73.47
68.80
6.8
Bruker
BRKR
7.11
6.38
11.4
Fisher Scientific
FSH
77.86
78.61
-1.0
GE
GE
33.97
33.20
2.3
Invitrogen
IVGN
61.38
59.81
2.6
Millipore
MIL
64.67
62.78
3.0
Molecular Devices
MDCC
24.31
23.99
1.3
PerkinElmer
PKI
18.31
19.16
-4.4
Qiagen
QGEN
14.61
14.64
-0.2
Sigma
SIAL
72.97
72.64
0.5
Stratagene
STGN
4.70
5.49
-14.4
Thermo
TMO
39.18
39.23
-0.1
Waters
WAT
42.73
41.60
2.7
BCW Index Average
40.81
40.12
1.7
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