NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GenomeWeb Index rose nearly 4 percent in May as companies' fortunes largely depended on the strengths or weaknesses of their first quarter earnings reports.

The Index significantly outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained less than a tenth of a percent during the month, but was roughly in line with the Nasdaq, which gained nearly 4 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which finished the month a little more than 4 percent higher.

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