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In the case of drugmaker and Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation BioMarin Pharmaceutical
BioMarin certainly isn't earning one less star for faltering -- just the opposite. Stock in the company has more than doubled in the past year, as the outlook for lower losses kept improving along with sales of its enzyme replacement therapies. While its Aldurazyme drug -- which partner Genzyme
And while the FDA was putting the red reject stamp to work on drugs like Momenta Pharmaceuticals
With all the good news that BioMarin has seen lately, though, one thing still escapes the company: operating profits. And while that's likely to change in the coming year, today's $3.5 billion market capitalization is likely making investors think twice, considering that alternatives like cash-flowing peer ImClone Systems
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently downgraded his fruit basket from still-edible to bacterial threat. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. BioMarin and Momenta Pharmaceuticals are Rule Breakers recommendations. The Fool's disclosure policy upgrades your chances of getting a date.