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S&P Capital IQ Picks Celgene Focus Stock of the Week

Monday, October 24, 2011

S&P Capital IQ Picks Celgene Focus Stock of the Week17:35 EDT Monday, October 24, 2011NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG: $68) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week.  CELG carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy."We consider Celgene to be among the best positioned biotechs for long-term growth, with solid core product growth," said Steven Silver, Biotech Equity Analyst at S&P Capital IQ.  "We believe the strength of the company's advancing pipeline of products is not appropriately reflected in the current share price."Silver projects Celgene to grow earnings at a compound annual rate of 21% from 2010 through 2013.  He adds that this figure represents the brightest growth prospects S&P Capital IQ sees in the large-cap biotechnology industry, driven by expanding global sales of key cancer drug Revlimid.To view a video of Mr. Silver discussing CELG, paste the following link into your browser.http://link.delvenetworks.com/media/?mediaId=ed769c3c6ebb4af2869623b48de17cdc&width=480&height=411&playerForm=DelvePlayer&autoplay=trueAbout S&P Capital IQS&P Capital IQ, a brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world.  We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies.  Through leading desktop solutions such as Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Securities Evaluations, Global Data Solutions, and Compustat; and research offerings including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Valuation & Risk Strategies and S&P Equity Research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need.For more information contact:Marc Eiger, Communications, Tel.: 212-438-1280marc_eiger@standardandpoors.comAll information provided by S&P Capital IQ is impersonal and not tailored to the needs of any person, entity or group of persons.  Past performance is no indication of future results. 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