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Illumina Escapes Market Doldrums with 9 Percent Stock-Price Gain

As stocks across the US market suffered a second week of declines, Illumina managed to post a 9 percent gain in its stock price over the trading week ended Tuesday following strong Q2 results last week (see BioCommerce Week 7/25/2007).
 
Illumina led the eight shares that gained value during the tracking period, though none of the others eclipsed 5 percent growth.
 
Luminex, which reported 32 percent second-quarter revenue growth (see related article), led decliners with a drop of 11.7 percent.
 
Overall, the BCW Index fell .5 percent for the week, but outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, and Nasdaq Biotech Index, which fell 3.7 percent, 3.5 percent, and 2.5 percent, respectively.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price
(July 31, 2007)
Starting Price
(July 24, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
24.38
24.35
0.12
Agilent
A
38.15
39.19
-2.65
Applied Biosystems
ABI
31.22
32.41
-3.67
Beckman
BEC
70.82
67.74
4.55
Becton Dickinson
BDX
76.36
74.48
2.52
Bio-Rad
BIO
74.16
78.28
-5.26
Bruker
BRKR
7.83
8.02
-2.37
Caliper
CALP
4.8
4.91
-2.24
Cepheid
CPHD
14.75
14.85
-0.67
Illumina
ILMN
45.57
41.83
8.94
Invitrogen
IVGN
71.8
74.89
-4.13
Luminex
LMNX
11.94
13.52
-11.69
MDS
MDZ
19.09
20.43
-6.56
Millipore
MIL
78.61
79.38
-0.97
PerkinElmer
PKI
27.83
26.85
3.65
Qiagen
QGEN
17.2
17.42
-1.26
Sequenom
SQNM
5.31
5.06
4.94
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
45.32
44.68
1.43
Thermo
TMO
52.21
51.64
1.10
Third Wave
TWTI
7.29
7.39
-1.35
Waters
WAT
58.26
59.35
-1.84
BCW Index Average  
37.28
37.46
-0.48
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