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Rising Star Stock – Wednesday February 18th

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 6:15 PM ET

Rising Star Stock – Wednesday February 18th

In this feature the traders reveal their favorite rising star stock. Find out which biotech firm could be the prescription for profits.

This week’s rising star stock is Crucell .

According to the company’s website Crucell focuses on the development, production and marketing of vaccines for infectious diseases, worldwide. They currently have established markets in hepatitis B, pediatric, and respiratory vaccines.

Here are some more particulars.

Crucell (CRXL)

-Based in the Netherlands
-Sector: Healthcare
-Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
-52 Week High: $24.08
-52 Week Low: $9.42
-Market Cap of $1.3 Billion
-Up 43% Over Last 52-Weeks


Why is this firm a rising star stock?

“They have a great balance sheet and they are the largest vaccine pure play out there,” says Pete Najarian. “Big dogs like Sanofi-Aventis are talking acquisitions and I think they’re probably eyeing this stock.”



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Trader disclosure: On Feb. 18th, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Seymour Owns (BAC), (EEM), (EEM), (PBR), (XOM), (FXI); Seymour's Firm Owns (VIP); Terranova Owns (FCX), (XBI), (AMGN), (KCE), (DIS); Terranova Owns (IBM) & (IBM) Call Spread; Terranova Owns (AMGN) Puts; Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Najarian Owns (CHK) Put Spread, Najarian Owns (CBS) Calls, Najarian Owns (EEM) Call Spread, Najarian Owns (FCX) & (FCX) Calls, Najarian Owns (GS) Calls, Najarian Owns (GDX) Call Spread, Najarian Owns (GLD) Call Spread, Najarian Owns (HPQ) Spread, Najarian Owns (MSFT) & (MSFT) Short Calls, Najarian Owns (MS) & (MS) Short Calls, Najarian Owns (MOS) Call Spread, Najarian Owns (STI) Call Spread, Najarian Owns (WFC) & (WFC) Calls

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