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Shares of Questcor Pharmaceuticals Rank the Highest in Terms of Operating Margin in the Pharmaceuticals Industry (QCOR, JAZZ, CRTX, SLXP, AGN)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Pharmaceuticals industry with the highest operating margin. A healthy operating margin is required for a company to pay for its fixed costs and generate cash.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals ranks highest with a an operating margin of 60.1%. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is next with a an operating margin of 43.3%. Cornerstone Therapeutics ranks third highest with a an operating margin of 36.9%.

Salix Pharmaceuticals follows with a an operating margin of 33.0%, and Allergan rounds out the top five with a an operating margin of 31.5%.

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