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Massachusetts companies by market performance

Market Value 50Ranked by market capitalization on March 30, 2012 Click on a category to sort the table. | Full Globe 100 coverage
2012 2011 Company Marketvalue(millions) Change(percent)
1 1 EMC Corp. $61,902.1 13.0
2 9 Biogen Idec $30,079.4 69.5
3 7 TJX $29,651.5 53.0
4 2 Covidien $26,429.0 3.0
5 5 American Tower Corp. $24,811.9 20.5
6 3 State Street Corp. $22,197.1 -1.6
7 4 Thermo Fisher Scientific $20,626.8 -4.9
8 8 Raytheon Co. $17,938.7 -2.0
9 11 Boston Properties $15,567.9 15.1
10 12 Analog Devices $12,032.4 2.0
11 10 Staples $11,237.5 -19.6
12 14 Vertex Pharmaceuticals $8,625.9 -12.0
13 13 Boston Scientific Corp. $8,576.9 -21.9
14 15 Waters Corp. $8,252.3 4.0
15 19 Nuance Communications $7,883.9 34.2
16 16 Akamai Technologies $6,525.3 -8.2
17 -- Sensata Technologies Holding NV $5,907.7 -2.7
18 21 Affiliated Managers Group $5,787.7 1.9
19 20 Hologic $5,684.4 -1.8
20 18 Skyworks Solutions $5,209.7 -13.8
21 22 NStar $5,037.4 5.1
22 17 Iron Mountain $4,927.3 -21.2
23 -- LPL Investment Holdings $4,204.3 7.9
24 29 Senior Housing Properties Trust $3,586.3 9.7
25 36 Clean Harbors $3,583.4 37.6
26 34 Parametric Technology Corp. $3,327.8 25.3
27 24 Eaton Vance Corp. $3,299.1 -13.8
28 32 Hospitality Properties Trust $3,269.6 14.4
29 28 Teradyne $3,149.3 -4.6
30 31 PerkinElmer $3,139.0 5.2
31 48 Cubist Pharmaceuticals $2,722.5 81.4
32 30 Cabot Corp. $2,691.2 -11.2
33 47 athenahealth $2,628.0 68.1
34 33 IPG Photonics Corp. $2,627.7 -3.5
35 -- Ariad Pharmaceuticals $2,539.7 158.3
36 26 Bruker Corp. $2,539.5 -26.3
37 27 Alere $2,088.3 -37.5
38 -- Zoll Medical Corp. $2,063.5 112.6
39 -- Aspen Technology $1,923.7 37.1
40 23 Acme Packet $1,875.9 -59.8
41 40 Hanover Insurance Group $1,851.6 -9.6
42 -- Cognex Corp. $1,809.2 54.5
43 38 Charles River Laboratories International $1,764.3 -18.6
44 45 Haemonetics Corp. $1,751.8 5.2
45 46 Sapient Corp. $1,746.1 11.3
46 41 Hittite Microwave Corp. $1,707.9 -14.3
47 49 Parexel International Corp. $1,604.9 10.0
48 43 CommonWealth $1,558.9 -16.8
49 44 MKS Instruments $1,551.8 -10.2
50 42 Progres Software Corp. $1,481.0 -24.0
Largest dividend yieldsRanked by dividends as a percentage of stock price Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company Dividends 12/30/11stock price Dividendyield(percent)
1 ModusLink Global Solutions $0.91 $5.40 16.9
2 Global Partners $2.00 $21.87 9.1
3 THL Credit $1.02 $12.21 8.4
4 Westfield Financial $0.54 $7.36 7.3
5 Courier Corp. $0.84 $11.73 7.2
6 Psychemedics Corp. $0.48 $9.10 5.3
7 Technical Communications Corp. $0.40 $7.70 5.2
8 Safety Insurance Group $2.00 $40.48 4.9
9 Raytheon Co. $2.10 $48.38 4.3
10 NStar $1.98 $46.98 4.2
Wall street darlingsRanked by ratio of market value to revenue Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011net income(millions) Marketvalue(millions) Marketvalue torevenue
1 Idenix Pharmaceuticals $7.0 $785.8 113.0
2 Ariad Pharmaceuticals $25.3 $1,890.4 74.7
3 ImmunoGen $21.9 $885.1 40.5
4 HeartWare International $82.8 $969.7 11.7
5 Ironwood Pharmaceuticals $65.9 $716.7 10.9
6 American Tower Corp. $2,443.5 $23,585.4 9.7
7 Sycamore Networks $53.4 $514.6 9.6
8 Senior Housing Properties Trust $451.6 $3,649.8 8.1
9 Boston Properties $1,850.3 $14,725.8 8.0
10 LogMeln $119.5 $937.2 7.8
Company stock must have been traded on Dec. 30, 2011, with a price of $5 a share or higher, market value of $1 million or higher.
Wall street wallflowersRanked by ratio of market value to revenue Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company 2011revenue(millions) Marketvalue(millions) Marketvalue torevenues
1 Global Partners $14,835.7 $472.0 0.0
2 ModusLink Global Solutions $790.7 $236.7 0.3
3 L.S. Starrett Co. $255.6 $84.3 0.3
4 Dynamics Research Corp. $322.6 $116.9 0.4
5 Staples $25,022.2 $9,715.0 0.4
6 Hanover Insurance Group $3,931.6 $1,568.2 0.4
7 Ameresco $728.2 $348.0 0.5
8 Avid Technology $677.9 $329.3 0.5
9 Beacon Roofing Supply $1,902.5 $933.8 0.5
10 Courier Corp. $261.2 $143.4 0.5
BullsRanked by percentage change in stock price. Company stock must have traded at $2 or higher per share on March 31, 2011 and must have traded on March 30, 2012. Click on a category to sort the table.
2012 Company PriceMarch 302012 PriceMarch 302011 Change(percent)
1 Idenix Pharmaceuticals $9.79 $3.32 194.9
2 Datawatch Corp. $13.29 $5.25 153.1
3 Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. $7.75 $3.55 118.3
4 Ariad Pharmaceuticals $15.98 $7.52 112.5
5 Zoll Medical Corp. $92.63 $44.81 106.7
6 Infinity Pharmaceuticals $11.96 $5.88 103.4
7 Biogen Idec $126.00 $73.47 71.5
8 Cubist Pharmaceuticals $43.25 $25.24 71.4
9 athenahealth $74.12 $45.13 64.2
10 TJX Cos. $39.71 $24.87 61.7
11 MicroFinancial $6.85 $4.43 60.6
12 ImmunoGen $14.39 $9.07 58.7
13 Repligen Corp. $5.90 $3.74 57.8
14 Abiomed $22.19 $14.53 52.7
15 Cognex Corp. $42.36 $28.25 51.5
16 Curis $4.82 $3.25 48.3
17 Boston Private Financial Holdings $9.91 $7.07 40.9
18 Anika Therapeutics $12.54 $8.96 40.0
19 Aspen Technology $20.53 $14.99 37.0
20 Clean Harbors $67.33 $49.33 36.5
21 Nuance Communications $25.58 $19.55 30.8
22 Cynosure $17.86 $13.89 28.6
23 New England Realty Associates $27.50 $22.33 28.1
24 Celldex Therapeutics $5.09 $4.02 26.6
25 TRC Cos $6.11 $4.83 26.5
BearsRanked by percentage change in stock price. Company stock must have traded at $2 or higher per share on March 31, 2011 and must have traded on March 30, 2012.
2012 Company PriceMarch 302012 PriceMarch 302011 Change(percent)
1 EnerNOC $7.20 $19.11 -62.3
2 Acme Packet 27.52 70.96 -61.2
3 Vicor Corp. 8.00 16.49 -50.8
4 Avid Technology 11.00 22.30 -50.7
5 Dynamics Research Corp. 9.64 16.35 -41.0
6 Mercury Computer Systems 13.25 21.16 -37.4
7 Palomar Medical Technologies 9.34 14.85 -37.1
8 Alere 26.01 39.14 -33.5
9 Circor International 33.27 47.02 -28.9
10 Sycamore Networks 17.74 24.43 -27.4
11 Bruker Corp. 15.31 20.85 -26.6
12 American Science and Engineering 67.05 92.36 -25.8
13 NetScout Systems 20.34 27.32 -25.5
14 VistaPrint Ltd. 38.65 51.90 -25.5
15 HeartWare International 65.69 85.52 -23.2
16 TechTarget 6.93 8.91 -22.2
17 CommonWealth 18.62 25.97 -22.1
18 LTX-Credence Corp. 7.19 9.13 -21.2
19 Franklin Street Properties 10.60 14.07 -21.1
20 Progress Software Corp. 23.62 29.09 -18.8
21 Altra Holdings 19.20 23.62 -18.7
22 SeaChange International 7.78 9.50 -18.1
23 iRobot Corp. 27.26 32.89 -17.1
24 Boston Scientific Corp. 5.98 7.19 -16.8
25 Aegerion Pharmaceuticals 13.83 16.57 -16.5
SOURCE: S&P Capital IQ

State approves plan for Salem’s Bentley School to become a charter

Salem’s Bentley School, one of the lowest achieving public schools in the state, will become a charter school next fall.

Last week, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded two new charters, choosing Bentley, a K-5 elementary, and the UP Academy Charter School of Springfield. Both will be Horace Mann charter schools, funded by the local school districts but run by an independent board.

The Salem school will be called the Bentley Academy Charter School.

“The in-district charter gives us an opportunity to focus — and I think in a stronger way — on some of the needs of the students in that school,” said Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, who also chairs the School Committee and supported Bentley’s shift to a charter.

For the last four years, Bentley has struggled with academic achievement.

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