1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Cadence Pharmaceuticals?

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Cadence Pharmaceuticals (NAS: CADX) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cadence's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cadencefacts

Headquarters (Founded)San Diego (2004)
Market Cap$267.2 million
IndustryPharmaceuticals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$10.8 million
ManagementCo-Founder/CEO Theodore Schroeder
CFO William LaRue
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)(44.9%)
Cash/Debt$67.6 million / $27.2 million
CompetitorsCephalon
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 33% of the 102 members who have rated Cadence believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, tapped the stock as an untimely opportunity:

I expect Cadence will display a pattern of weakly increasing revenues that never match the increasing cost of sales and SGA expenses. The share price has remained relatively stable since the last PR, but I expect the stock will gap down again when the next quarterly earnings statement comes out in early March.

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