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Sequenom Shares Rise 32 Percent

Shares of Sequenom rose 32 percent for the five-day trading week ended Tuesday to lead all stocks in the BCW Index.
 
The gain follows last week’s increase of 23 percent for Sequenom. Last week, the company announced that it had licensed a next-generation sequencing technology from Harvard University.
 
Shares of Cepheid and Bio-Rad Laboratories also had strong weeks, rising 13.5 percent and 13.3 percent, respectively.
 
Third Wave Technologies led decliners for the tracking period with a drop of 2.5 percent.
 
Overall, the Index was up 2.4 percent. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.9 percent, the Nasdaq gained 2.4 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index climbed 2 percent.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price
(Oct. 2, 2007)
Starting Price
(
Sept. 25, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
26.21
24.74
5.94
Agilent
A
37
36.77
0.63
Applied Biosystems
ABI
34.41
34.27
0.41
Beckman
BEC
73
72.76
0.33
Becton Dickinson
BDX
82.86
81.98
1.07
Bio-Rad
BIO
94.6
83.5
13.29
Bruker
BRKR
8.71
8.87
-1.80
Caliper
CALP
5.57
5.59
-0.36
Cepheid
CPHD
24.1
21.24
13.47
Illumina
ILMN
52.94
52.46
0.91
Invitrogen
IVGN
82.36
83.27
-1.09
Luminex
LMNX
16.5
15.71
5.03
MDS
MDZ
21.06
21.14
-0.38
Millipore
MIL
75.24
76.1
-1.13
PerkinElmer
PKI
28.91
28.49
1.47
Qiagen
QGEN
19.5
18.18
7.26
Sequenom
SQNM
8.12
6.15
32.03
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
48.78
47.85
1.94
Thermo
TMO
57.32
57.2
0.21
Third Wave
TWTI
8.87
9.1
-2.53
Waters
WAT
67
67.28
-0.42
BCW Index Average  
41.57
40.60
2.39
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