Health Care Equipment companies shares down at 1 p.m.

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

Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $1.13 or .8 percent, to $141.26.

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Patterson fell $.54 or 1.1 percent, to $47.05.

PerkinElmer fell $.46 or .9 percent, to $50.97.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. fell $.55 or .4 percent, to $131.94.

Varian Medical Systems Inc. fell $1.39 or 1.5 percent, to $93.70.

Waters fell $.19 or .2 percent, to $124.75.