Spring is in the air, and the annual NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament has once again captivated the nation. Of course, that also means Cinderella stories like Florida Gulf Coast have busted the brackets of would-be prognosticators.
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This matchup will feature a heavyweight bout between Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Watch and find out which stock gets eliminated and which will advance to the next round.
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The article Health Care's Sweet 16 Stocks: Novartis vs. Bristol-Myers Squibb originally appeared on Fool.com.David Williamson owns shares of Pfizer. Follow him on Twitter: @MotleyDavid. Max Macaluso, Ph.D. has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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