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Top 5 Companies in the Pharmaceuticals Industry with the Best Relative Performance (PCRX , DERM , IPXL , LCI , MRK )

By Shiri Gupta

We looked at the Pharmaceuticals industry and measured relative performance to find the top stocks. Relative outperformance is a bullish sign of underlying fundamental and technical strength. We look at yesterday's price action of all companies in this peer group.

Pacira Pharmaceu (NASDAQ:PCRX ) ranks first with a gain of 6.88%; Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM ) ranks second with a gain of 5.33%; and Impax Labs Inc (NASDAQ:IPXL ) ranks third with a gain of 3.54%.

Lannett Co Inc (NYSE:LCI ) follows with a gain of 2.74% and Merck & Co (NYSE:MRK ) rounds out the top five with a gain of 2.59%.

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Keywords: relative performance pacira pharmaceu dermira impax labs inc lannett co inc Merck & Co

Ticker(s): PCRX DERM IPXL LCI MRK