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Waters Shares Rise 12 Percent on Q4 Results

Shares in Waters rose 12.36 percent for the tracking period ended Tuesday to lead all gainers in the BCW Index. The firm posted fourth-quarter revenue growth of 3 percent this week, but its profits rose 9 percent, beating market estimates.

GE and Harvard Bioscience were the two firms in the Index to drop more than 5 percent for the week, with GE falling 5.67 percent and Harvard Bio declining 5.34 percent. Last week, GE reported that its fourth-quarter profits fell 46 percent, due to losses associated with the sale of its insurance business.

Overall, the Index gained .67 percent. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.7 percent, while the Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index both dropped 1.6 percent for the week.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(Jan 24, 2006)
Last Price
(Jan. 17, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
34.32
33.76
1.66
Applied Biosystems
ABI
27.84
28.15
-1.10
Beckman
BEC
57.56
59.32
-2.97
Bio-Rad
BIO
68
66.32
2.53
Bruker
BRKR
4.65
4.56
1.97
Fisher Scientific
FSH
66.45
66.41
0.06
GE
GE
32.96
34.94
-5.67
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.96
5.24
-5.34
Invitrogen
IVGN
67.6
67.78
-0.27
Molecular Devices
MDCC
28.76
28.99
-0.79
PerkinElmer
PKI
23
23.22
-0.95
Qiagen
QGEN
11.88
12.34
-3.73
Sigma
SIAL
64.61
63.98
0.98
Stratagene
STGN
10.68
10.24
4.30
Thermo
TMO
33.08
31.97
3.47
Waters
WAT
43.08
38.34
12.36
BCW Index Average
36.21
35.97
0.67
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