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Stratagene Shares Continue Descent

Shares in Stratagene fell 3.1 percent for the trading week ended Tuesday. The decline followed last week's drop of 23.3 percent, but the reasons for its fall remain unclear. Stratagene's shares finished Tuesday at $7.16 hovering above a 52-week low of $6.42 reached last September. Bruker led gainers for the week with a 6.3-percent rise.

Overall, the BCW Index finished flat with last week. In comparison, the Nasdaq gained .3 percent, the Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 2.9 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished nearly even with last week's close.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(May 30, 2006)
Last Price
(May 23, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
34.08
34.49
-1.2
Applied Biosystems
ABI
29.12
28.50
2.2
Beckman
BEC
55.15
55.09
0.1
Bio-Rad
BIO
66.83
68.43
-2.3
Bruker
BRKR
5.41
5.09
6.3
Fisher Scientific
FSH
74.40
74.18
0.3
GE
GE
34.05
34.01
0.1
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.15
4.12
0.7
Invitrogen
IVGN
64.08
63.03
1.7
Molecular Devices
MDCC
27.94
28.41
-1.7
PerkinElmer
PKI
20.24
20.54
-1.5
Qiagen
QGEN
13.91
13.45
3.4
Sigma
SIAL
68.97
68.70
0.4
Stratagene
STGN
7.16
7.39
-3.1
Thermo
TMO
36.57
37.13
-1.5
Waters
WAT
41.78
41.51
0.7
BCW Index Average  
36.49
36.50
0.0
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