Qiagen's shares rose 8 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, leading the 13 firms that posted gains in the BCW Index. Qiagen reported a 9-percent increase in fourth-quarter revenues on Monday after the close of the market. Its shares gained 5.4 percent in the first full day of trading after the results were released. Only three firms posted declines in their stock for the tracking period, led by Invitrogen, which fell 1.3 percent.

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