Biogen and Comcast Among 52-Week High Leaders Tuesday

Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB): Based upon data available to us through the TOUCH prescribing program and other third-party sources, as of the end of March 2012, we estimate that approximately 66,600 patients were on commercial and clinical TYSABRI therapy worldwide, and that cumulatively approximately 99,600 patients have ever been treated with TYSABRI in the post-marketing setting. The shares closed at $131.83, down $2.18 or 1.63% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $83.83 to $134.50.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA): After The New York Post reported yesterday that online broadcaster Hulu will soon allow only cable TV subscribers to use its service, two public interest groups said the report, if true, is upsetting, according to The Hill. One of the groups questioned whether cable TV provider Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), which owns a controlling stake in NBC, had illegally played a role in Hulu’s move, the publication added. When the FCC allowed Comcast to buy NBC, which has a large stake in Hulu, the agency restricted the cable company’s ability to become involved in decisions involving Hulu. The shares closed at $30.60, up $0.26 or 0.86% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.19 to $30.46.

Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO): Xactly announced that CooperSurgical has selected Xactly Incent to improve accuracy and consistency in its sales compensation processes. The shares closed at $88.23, up $0.06 or 0.07% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $52.60 to $88.74.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): Special gains and charges for the FY12 are expected to approximate a 60c-65c per share net charge, primarily driven by restructuring charges and Nalco merger and integration costs. Future amounts related to discrete tax items for 2012, if any, are not currently quantifiable. The shares closed at $64.34, up $0.65 or 1.02% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $43.81 to $64.14.

The shares closed at $44.27, up $0.26 or 0.59% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $32.64 to $44.50.

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