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In the case of biotech giant Genentech
While even bottom-of-the-barrel Wall Street firms have gone bullish on Genetech recently, the optimism is backed by the vast majority of more than 1,500 investors rating Genentech. Along with cheering the FDA's approval of its Avastin drug, investors have cheered reported progress in development of new uses for its Rituxan compound, which is sold with partner Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB).
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his caffeine habit from mildly out of control to manageable, even without the use of alternative medication. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Biogen Idec is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Motley Fool owns shares of Exelixis. The Fool's disclosure policy is always a strong buy.