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Jazz Pharma Still Making Investors Sing

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- At the end of 2013, Jazz Pharamecuticals (JAZZ - Get Report) announced the acquisition of Gentium. Both are among my stock picsk. Jazz has blasted off to new highs since news of the merger.

I have liked Jazz for a long time now. It has done very well so far. But what now?

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a nearly $9 billion mid-cap specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the identification, development and commercialization of products for narcolepsy, oncology, pain and psychiatry.

Performance

Over the past five years, the stock has made beautiful music. It is one of the best performers of any stock that I track.

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Jazz has averaged an astounding 175% per year over the last five years, while the S&P 500 averaged only 16.6% during that same time frame. Over the last three years, Jazz has delivered 89%. The S&P delivered 11.5% returns to investors. Over the last 12 months, Jazz is up 164%, while the S&P is up only 19%.

However, Jazz is a very aggressive stock. Note that it was down a nauseating 87% in 2008. Hence my safety grade of D for it.

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