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Luminex Shares Rise 12 Percent

Shares of Luminex rose 12 percent for the five-day trading week ended Tuesday to lead all gainers in the BCW Index. During the past week, the firm named a new COO and unveiled its next-generation multiplexing system at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting (see article in this issue).
 
Sequenom and Cepheid also gained nearly 10 percent for the tracking period, and Caliper Life Sciences gained 8.3 percent. Cepheid reached a 52-week high on Tuesday of $16.39 before falling back to close at $16.01.
 
Third Wave Technologies led the four shares that declined for the week, falling 3.7 percent to close at $5.75 on Tuesday.
 
Overall, the Index rose 2.6 percent for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which eclipsed the 14,000 mark for the first time ever on Tuesday, was up 3.5 percent for the week. The Nasdaq rose 2.8 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index gained 1.1 percent.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price
(July 17, 2007)
Starting Price
(July 10, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
26.1
25.32
3.08
Agilent
A
39.8
39.7
0.25
Applied Biosystems
ABI
31.91
31.17
2.37
Beckman
BEC
69.07
66.77
3.44
Becton Dickinson
BDX
75.3
74.27
1.39
Bio-Rad
BIO
78.13
75.58
3.37
Bruker
BRKR
8.75
8.76
-0.11
Caliper
CALP
4.85
4.48
8.26
Cepheid
CPHD
16.01
14.57
9.88
Illumina
ILMN
41.87
40.82
2.57
Invitrogen
IVGN
75.82
74.85
1.30
Luminex
LMNX
13.17
11.75
12.09
MDS
MDZ
20.55
20.61
-0.29
Millipore
MIL
79.14
76.42
3.56
PerkinElmer
PKI
27.28
26.91
1.37
Qiagen
QGEN
17.8
17.9
-0.56
Sequenom
SQNM
5.42
4.93
9.94
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
44.19
42.83
3.18
Thermo
TMO
53.73
51.77
3.79
Third Wave
TWTI
5.75
5.97
-3.69
Waters
WAT
61.89
60.83
1.74
BCW Index Average  
37.93
36.96
2.62
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