updated 11/12/2010 1:25:07 PM ET 2010-11-12T18:25:07

Shares of some top health care equipment companies are down at 1 p.m.:

Becton Dickinson fell $1.00 or 1.3 percent, to $77.27.

Covidien fell $.66 or 1.5 percent, to $44.02.

Patterson fell $.42 or 1.5 percent, to $28.49.

PerkinElmer fell $.33 or 1.4 percent, to $23.74.

Thermo Fisher fell $.76 or 1.4 percent, to $51.82.

Varian Medical fell $.79 or 1.2 percent, to $63.87.

Waters fell $1.27 or 1.6 percent, to $76.15.

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