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Invitrogen Shares Rise 10 Percent

Shares of Invitrogen gained 10 percent over the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, following on last week’s report that the firm’s third-quarter revenues rose 11 percent year over year (see BioCommerce Week 10/31/2007).
 
Luminex led decliners for the tracking period, falling 7.3 percent. Though the firm posted third-quarter revenue growth of 55 percent last week, Luminex is awaiting US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its respiratory virus panel, which it had hoped to have on the market this year (see BioCommerce Week 10/31/2007).
 

Overall, the BCW Index rose 1.3 percent. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1 percent, the Nasdaq gained .3 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech slipped .2 percent for the week.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(November 6, 2007)
Last
Price
(October 30, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
25.26 24.80 1.85
Agilent
A
36.13 35.86 0.75
Applied Biosystems
ABI
36.50 36.01 1.36
Beckman
BEC
70.97 70.14 1.18
Becton Dickinson
BDX
80.03 83.44 -3.76
Bio-Rad
BIO
94.55 95.36 -0.85
Bruker
BRKR
10.09 10.17 -0.79
Caliper
CALP
5.67 5.85 -3.08
Cepheid
CPHD
24.54 26.07 -5.87
Illumina
ILMN
57.25 55.93 2.36
Invitrogen
IVGN
91.41 83.07 10.04
Luminex
LMNZ
15.33 16.54 -7.32
MDS
MDZ
22.42 22.14 1.26
Millipore
MIL
80.13 74.80 7.13
PerkinElmer
PKI
28.08 27.83 0.90
Qiagen
QGEN
23.37 23.55 -0.76
Sequenom
SQNM
9.93 9.67 2.69
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
52.97 50.95 3.96
Thermo
TMO
57.58 58.13 -0.95
Third Wave
TWTI
9.09 9.43 -3.61
Waters
WAT
74.75 75.22 -0.62
BCW Index Average 43.16 42.62 1.27
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