BSMD » Topics » Item 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

These excerpts taken from the BSMD 10-K filed Mar 26, 2008.

Item 5.    MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

        Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BSMD." On March 1, 2008, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market was $3.91, and there were approximately 94 stockholders of record. This number does not include stockholders for whom shares are held in "nominee" or "street" name.

        The following table shows the range of high and low sales prices per share of our common stock for the last two fiscal years as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market.

 
  2007
 
  High
  Low
First Quarter   $ 7.70   $ 5.88
Second Quarter   $ 8.02   $ 6.39
Third Quarter   $ 7.79   $ 4.32
Fourth Quarter   $ 6.33   $ 4.15
 
 
  2006
 
  High
  Low
First Quarter   $ 9.43   $ 6.79
Second Quarter   $ 8.20   $ 5.56
Third Quarter   $ 7.20   $ 4.84
Fourth Quarter   $ 7.66   $ 5.89

        We have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock since our inception and do not intend to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

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Comparative Stock Performance

        The following graph compares the cumulative total stockholder return on our common stock for the last five fiscal years with the cumulative total return on (i) the Total Return Index for the NASDAQ Stock Market (U.S. Companies), which we refer to as the NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.) and (ii) the NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index, which we refer to as the NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index. This graph assumes the investment of $100 on December 31, 2002 in our common stock and each of the indices listed above, and assumes dividends are reinvested. We have not paid any dividends on our common stock and no dividends are included in the representation of our performance. The stock price performance shown in the below graph is not necessarily indicative of future price performance. Measurement points are the last trading day of the fiscal years ended December 31, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

        The graph and table below are not "soliciting material," are not deemed filed with the SEC and are not to be incorporated by reference in any filing of ours under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

COMPARISON OF 5-YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
AMONG BIOSPHERE MEDICAL, INC., THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX (U.S.)
AND THE NASDAQ MEDICAL EQUIPMENT INDEX

 
  12/03
  12/04
  12/05
  12/06
  12/07
BioSphere Medical, Inc.    $ 59.94   $ 59.03   $ 122.91   $ 101.37   $ 77.85
NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.)   $ 149.75   $ 164.64   $ 168.60   $ 187.83   $ 205.22
NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index   $ 151.86   $ 183.56   $ 210.66   $ 217.12   $ 285.24

CHART

*
$100 invested on December 31, 2002 in our common stock or in either the NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.) or NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index, including reinvestment of dividends.

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Item 5.    MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES



        Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BSMD." On March 1, 2008, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the
NASDAQ Global Market was $3.91, and there were approximately 94 stockholders of record. This number does not include stockholders for whom shares are held in "nominee" or "street" name.



        The
following table shows the range of high and low sales prices per share of our common stock for the last two fiscal years as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market.





















































 
 2007
 
 High
 Low
First Quarter $7.70 $5.88
Second Quarter $8.02 $6.39
Third Quarter $7.79 $4.32
Fourth Quarter $6.33 $4.15








 





















































 
 2006
 
 High
 Low
First Quarter $9.43 $6.79
Second Quarter $8.20 $5.56
Third Quarter $7.20 $4.84
Fourth Quarter $7.66 $5.89




        We
have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock since our inception and do not intend to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.



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Comparative Stock Performance



        The following graph compares the cumulative total stockholder return on our common stock for the last five fiscal years with the cumulative total return on
(i) the Total Return Index for the NASDAQ Stock Market (U.S. Companies), which we refer to as the NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.) and (ii) the NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index, which we
refer to as the NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index. This graph assumes the investment of $100 on December 31, 2002 in our common stock and each of the indices listed above, and assumes dividends
are reinvested. We have not paid any dividends on our common stock and no dividends are included in the representation of our performance. The stock price performance shown in the below graph is not
necessarily indicative of future price performance. Measurement points are the last trading day of the fiscal years ended December 31, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.




        The
graph and table below are not "soliciting material," are not deemed filed with the SEC and are not to be incorporated by reference in any filing of ours under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.



COMPARISON OF 5-YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*

AMONG BIOSPHERE MEDICAL, INC., THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX (U.S.)

AND THE NASDAQ MEDICAL EQUIPMENT INDEX








































































 
 12/03
 12/04
 12/05
 12/06
 12/07
BioSphere Medical, Inc.  $59.94 $59.03 $122.91 $101.37 $77.85
NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.) $149.75 $164.64 $168.60 $187.83 $205.22
NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index $151.86 $183.56 $210.66 $217.12 $285.24




CHART




*
$100
invested on December 31, 2002 in our common stock or in either the NASDAQ Composite Index (U.S.) or NASDAQ Medical Equipment Index, including reinvestment of dividends.

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EXCERPTS ON THIS PAGE:

10-K (2 sections)
Mar 26, 2008

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