BioMarin Rises On Unusually High Volume (BMRN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BMRN) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with two million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.63 (+4.9%) at $55.90 as of 1:50 p.m. ET.

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BioMarin has a market cap of $6.83 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. develops and commercializes biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and rest of the world.

TheStreet Ratings rates BioMarin as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full BioMarin Ratings Report.

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