Whether it's thanks to a winning business model or timely good news, some companies are taking the bear market in stride, and some are even crushing it. Compared to the broader market's slump of around 5% in the last 12 months, AstraZeneca's (NASDAQ: AZN) stock has climbed 19%, making it a robust outperformer, to say the least. The company's success during the bear market is simply a matter of the strength of its drug development pipeline; with 184 projects in clinical trials and late-preclinical testing, it's among the largest in the world.
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Ironwood (IRWD) miss earnings and revenue estimates in the second quarter. Stock declines.