The S&P 500 soared more than 32% in 2013, and several big pharma companies also soared. Some, however -- namely Sanofi (NYSE:SNY)Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO), and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) -- significantly trailed their peers. To find out why these stocks stumbled last year, and what they need to do to soar this year, click on the following slideshow.

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