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Third Wave, Sequenom Shares Post Double-Digit Gains

Shares in both Third Wave Technologies and Sequenom rose sharply in the past five trading days, though neither firm reported any news. Third Wave climbed 17.25 percent to close at $5.98 for the trading period ended Tuesday. Shares in Sequenom, which was the focus of a brief article Monday on the influential investing site The Motley Fool, rose 11.3 percent to close at $3.94.
 
Only three firms in the BCW Index lost value for the week, led by Bruker BioSciences, which fell 3.26 percent.
 
Overall, the Index gained 1.27 percent for the week. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1.2 percent for the week, while the Nasdaq gained 2.5 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 2.3 percent.

 
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price
(May 22, 2007)
Starting Price
(
May 15, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
24.98
24.66
1.30
Agilent
A
38.54
37.78
2.01
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.76
29.45
-2.34
Beckman
BEC
67.42
66.08
2.03
Becton Dickinson
BDX
76.91
78.05
-1.46
Bio-Rad
BIO
73.91
71.08
3.98
Bruker
BRKR
8.89
9.19
-3.26
Caliper
CALP
4.99
4.97
0.40
Cepheid
CPHD
11.8
11
7.27
Illumina
ILMN
32.66
32.3
1.11
Invitrogen
IVGN
72.75
71.74
1.41
Luminex
LMNX
13.23
12.48
6.01
MDS
MDZ
20.14
20
0.70
Millipore
MIL
75.54
75.31
0.31
PerkinElmer
PKI
25.65
25.39
1.02
Qiagen
QGEN
17.32
17.16
0.93
Sequenom
SQNM
3.94
3.54
11.30
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
43.54
42.46
2.54
Stratagene
STGN
10.89
10.86
0.28
Thermo
TMO
53.69
53.45
0.45
Third Wave
TWTI
5.98
5.1
17.25
Waters
WAT
60.7
60.47
0.38
BCW Index Average  
35.10
34.66
1.27
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