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Bruker Stock Surges 8.4 Percent One Day After CEO Gobbles Up 200,000 Shares

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Bruker BioSciences were up 8.4 percent at $4.27 in mid-afternoon trading after CEO Frank Laukien spent five days buying $781,000 worth of Bruker stock.


Laukien ended the buying spree last Friday with 200,000 additional shares in his portfolio, according to the website

Bruker has around 89.5 million shares outstanding and currently has a market capitalization of approximately $382 million.


A company spokesman confirmed the purchases.

The Scan

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Right Whales' Decline

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.