For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 16, 2009 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Genzyme Corp. (GENZ), Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP), Walt Disney Co. (DIS), Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (SXL) and Theravance (THRX).

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Genzyme’s MS Drug Shows Promise

On Friday, Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) presented encouraging four-year follow-up phase II data on alemtuzumab, which is being developed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Results showed durable reductions in relapse rate and sustained accumulation of disability even three years after patients received their last course of alemtuzumab.

Salix Scores on Rifaximin Data

Shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP) jumped 51% after the company announced positive results from two pivotal phase III trials of rifaximin for the treatment of non-constipation irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Walt Disney Expands Fantasyland

The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) plans the biggest ever expansion of its Fantasyland at Florida in 2010. The planned expansion of the two franchises will be carried out in two phases, one to be completed in 2012 and the other in 2013.

Although, the exact amount to be spent on the expansion was not disclosed, Walt Disney announced plans to fund these expansions and upgrades through the Disney theme park’s annual capital expenditures.

Sunoco Logistics Acquires Pipeline

Late last week, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (SXL) reported that it has closed the acquisition of Excel Pipeline LLC, which owns the 52-mile Excel crude oil pipeline running from Duncan to a refinery in Wynnewood, both in Oklahoma. Sunoco Logistics purchased Excel from affiliates of Gary-Williams Energy Corp., which runs the Wynnewood refinery.

Theravance on a High

In a quantum achievement, Theravance (THRX) received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Vibativ (telavancin) for complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by Gram-positive bacteria.

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