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Life Sciences Tools and Services Stocks in Motion -- Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Bruker, Illumina, and Sequenom

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LONDON, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, August 15, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,464.93, up 0.27%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.30% lower at 16,662.91, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,955.06, down 0.01%. The gains were broad based as six out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 716.21, up 0.11%, and the index has advanced 0.78% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Affymetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), and Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  


On Friday, Affymetrix Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 0.52 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.78 million shares. The stock finished the day flat at the previous day's closing price of $8.94, and registered an intraday range of $8.80 and $9.03. Affymetrix Inc.'s shares have gained 10.78% in the last one month and 14.18% in the past three months. Also, the stock has advanced 4.32% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $8.78 is above its 200-day moving average of $8.14. Additionally, shares of Affymetrix Inc. have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 58.38. Sign up and read the free notes on AFFX at:


Agilent Technologies Inc.'s stock gained 3.52%, to close Friday's session at $57.58, after oscillating between $57.35 and $59.06. The stock recorded a trading volume of 5.58 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 1.84 million shares. Over the last one month and past three months, Agilent Technologies Inc.'s shares have surged 4.41% and 4.63%, respectively. Also, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has advanced 0.68%. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $57.13 is above its 200-day moving average of $56.16. Further, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 23.18 and has an RSI of 59.16. The complimentary notes on A can be downloaded as in PDF format at:


On Friday, Bruker Corp.'s stock finished the session 0.50% lower at $20.03. A total of 0.55 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.69 million shares. The stock moved between $19.77 and $20.27 during the session. Over the last one month and past three months, Bruker Corp.'s shares have lost 12.61% and 0.55%, respectively. However, the stock has gone up 1.32% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $22.89 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $21.38. Shares of Bruker Corp. traded at a PE ratio of 33.03 and have an RSI of 24.89. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on BRKR at:


Shares in Illumina Inc. fluctuated between $164.82 and $169.76 before ending Friday's session up 0.33%, at $168.57. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.23 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.42 million shares. Further, shares of Illumina Inc. have advanced 1.45% over the last one month. Also, the stock has surged 17.05% over the past three months and 52.43% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $170.79 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $143.80. Moreover, shares of Illumina Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 106.36 and have an RSI of 52.39. The complete research on ILMN is available for free at:


Sequenom Inc.'s stock fell by 3.59%, to close Friday's session at $3.90, after vacillating between $3.82 and $4.08. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.58 million shares, above its three months average volume of 1.90 million shares. Over the last one month, Sequenom Inc.'s shares have gained 9.41%. Also, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the stock has rallied 38.61% and 66.45%, respectively. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $3.69 is above its 200-day moving average of $2.77. Further, Sequenom Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 56.14. Free in depth research on SQNM is available at:


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