Shares in Fisher Scientific rose 14.7 percent during the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, leading all gainers in the BCW Index. Fisher posted strong third-quarter results this past week, with revenue up 12.7 percent and profit more than doubling (see related article). Only one company in the Index, Qiagen, posted a decline for the past week, trading down 2.48 percent.

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