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German Stocks with Oomph

Star fund manager Elisabeth Weisenhorn's favorites include:

GEHE (27.6)* The Stuttgart company is focused on becoming a leading drug 
distributor 

HOECHST (24.1) Cost-cutting and shedding chemical operations to focus on drugs 
could pay off big 

METRO (22.4) The huge Dusseldorf-based retailer is expanding outside Germany

QIAGEN (108) This biotech outfit's stock has more than quadrupled, to $48, 
since its IPO last year in the U.S.

SAP (59.2) Makes software enabling companies to manage their businesses more 
efficiently

*Price-earnings ratio, estimated 1997 earnings

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK, BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS



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