NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GenomeWeb Index was flat month over month in February, as some stocks seemed to recover from steep losses in January while others fell on fourth quarter results.

The GenomeWeb Index performed roughly in line with the Dow Jones Industrial Average — which gained less than half a percent during the month. But it fared better than the Nasdaq, which fell a little more than 1 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which finished the month nearly 5 percent lower.

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