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New BCW Index Takes Slight Loss

The new BioCommerce Week Index, which includes eight new companies, dropped .3 percent for the short trading week of Dec. 26 to Dec. 29. Shares did not trade on Monday due to the New Year’s holiday, or on Tuesday due to President Gerald Ford’s funeral.
 
The Index has eight new companies including Affymetrix, Becton Dickinson, Caliper Life Sciences, Cepheid, Illumina, Luminex, Sequenom, and Third Wave Technologies (see related article). In addition, General Electric, due to its diverse makeup, has been dropped from the Index, though the firm’s healthcare operations will continue to be covered in BioCommerce Week.
 
For the trading week ended last Friday, Qiagen led gainers with a 2.6 percent rise. Molecular Devices led decliners with a fall of 3.9 percent.
 
In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained .4 percent for the same three-day trading period, while the Nasdaq rose .1 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index slipped .4 percent.

 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price (December 29, 2006)
Starting Price December 26, 2006)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
23.06
23.2
-0.60
Agilent
A
34.85
34.2
1.90
Applied Biosystems
ABI
36.69
36.92
-0.62
Beckman
BEC
59.8
60.31
-0.85
Becton Dickinson
BDX
70.15
70.54
-0.55
Bio-Rad
BIO
82.52
82.55
-0.04
Bruker
BRKR
7.51
7.48
0.40
Caliper
CALP
5.72
5.68
0.70
Cepheid
CPHD
8.5
8.59
-1.05
Illumina
ILMN
39.31
39.45
-0.35
Invitrogen
IVGN
56.59
56.27
0.57
Luminex
LMNX
12.7
12.8
-0.7
Millipore
MIL
66.6
67.08
-0.72
Molecular Devices
MDCC
21.07
21.93
-3.92
PerkinElmer
PKI
22.23
22.26
-0.13
Qiagen
QGEN
15.13
14.99
0.93
Sequenom
SQNM
4.68
4.56
2.63
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
77.72
78.03
-0.40
Stratagene
STGN
7.44
7.4
0.54
Thermo
TMO
45.29
45.54
-0.55
Third Wave
TWTI
4.81
4.81
0.00
Waters
WAT
48.97
48.88
0.18
BCW Index Average
34.15
34.25
-0.28
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