Table: Best Picks in Pharma

Company/Symbol Price* P-E Ratio**
Amgen AMGN $65.00 36
Posting strong growth thanks to hot products such as the anemia drug Aranesp
Gilead Sciences GILD 53.81 65
A small biotech player with a big presence in the HIV market with the drug Viread
Pfizer PFE 33.08 20
Set to generate strong earnings growth thanks to savings from Pharmacia acquisition
Altana AAA 66.25 NA
A midsize German company with some promising products in the pipeline
Biosite BSTE 42.26 26
Expected to weather new competition for its popular test for congestive heart failure
*June 13 **Based on estimated 2003 earnings
Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets, BusinessWeek

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