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Bruker Shares Drop 8.1 Percent

Shares of Bruker Biosciences declined 8.1 percent for the week ended Tuesday to lead decliners in the BCW Index. The drop took place mostly on Monday, after the firm announced that it would offer 10.4 million shares of common stock (see Briefs).
 
GE led gainers for the week with a 6.6 percent rise in share price, followed by Thermo Fisher Scientific, which climbed 3.7 percent.
 
Overall, the Index closed up .2 percent. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.3 percent for the tracking period, the Nasdaq fell .1 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index dropped 1 percent.

 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(December 19, 2006)
Last
Price
December 12, 2006)
% change
Agilent A
34.12
33.86
0.8
Applied Biosystems ABI
37.72
37.54
0.5
Beckman BEC
59.91
59.38
0.9
Bio-Rad BIO
81.82
84.01
-2.6
Bruker BRKR
7.33
7.98
-8.1
GE GE
38.01
35.64
6.6
Invitrogen IVGN
56.30
57.67
-2.4
Millipore MIL
68.74
68.79
-0.1
Molecular Devices MDCC
21.87
22.53
-2.9
PerkinElmer PKI
22.21
22.26
-0.2
Qiagen QGEN
15.37
14.98
2.6
Sigma SIAL
78.82
77.83
1.3
Stratagene STGN
7.30
7.52
-2.9
Thermo TMO
46.13
44.50
3.7
Waters WAT
49.73
49.39
0.7
BCW Index Average  
41.69
41.59
0.2
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