NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:

Becton Dickinson rose $.23 or .3 percent, to $73.69.

Covidien fell $.12 or .3 percent, to $45.01.

Millipore fell $.34 or .5 percent, to $67.61.

Patterson fell $.32 or 1.2 percent, to $25.90.

PerkinElmer fell $.31 or 1.6 percent, to $19.05.

Thermo Fisher fell $.19 or .4 percent, to $46.23.

Varian Medical fell $.08 or .2 percent, to $45.68.

Waters fell $.80 or 1.3 percent, to $58.57.

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