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Cepheid Shares Rise 7.5 Percent, Caliper Drops 3.6 Percent

Shares of Cepheid rose 7.5 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. The trading week was cut short a few hours on Tuesday in advance of the Independence Day holiday in the US.
 
Cepheid and Becton Dickinson were mentioned in an article in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal focused on new testing methods for antibiotic resistance in hospitals. The firms make the only Food and Drug Administration-cleared molecular-based tests for methicillin-resistant Streptococcus aureus.
 
Caliper Life Sciences’ shares fell 3.6 percent, leading the three firms that lost value during the week.
 
Overall, the BCW Index gained 2.6 percent for the tracking period. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.8 percent, the Nasdaq climbed 2.8 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index closed up 2.1 percent.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price
(July 3, 2007)
Starting Price
(
June 26, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
25.07
24.44
2.58
Agilent
A
39.68
38.40
3.33
Applied Biosystems
ABI
30.48
30.53
-0.16
Beckman
BEC
65.39
64.92
0.72
Becton Dickinson
BDX
75.06
73.90
1.57
Bio-Rad
BIO
77.15
73.40
5.11
Bruker
BRKR
9.15
8.99
1.78
Caliper
CALP
4.6
4.77
-3.56
Cepheid
CPHD
14.75
13.72
7.51
Illumina
ILMN
41.56
39.47
5.30
Invitrogen
IVGN
74.59
73.44
1.57
Luminex
LMNX
12.76
12.17
4.85
MDS
MDZ
20.14
20.01
0.65
Millipore
MIL
76.56
74.43
2.86
PerkinElmer
PKI
26.71
25.79
3.57
Qiagen
QGEN
18.09
17.37
4.15
Sequenom
SQNM
4.44
4.46
-0.45
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
43.16
42.14
2.42
Thermo
TMO
53.22
51.09
4.17
Third Wave
TWTI
5.85
5.61
4.28
Waters
WAT
60.5
59.92
0.97
BCW Index Average  
37.09
36.14
2.63
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