1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Infinity 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 Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NAS: INFI) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Infinityfacts

HeadquartersCambridge, Mass.
Market Cap$213.7 million
IndustryBiotechnology
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$84.3 million
ManagementCEO Adelene Perkins
Principal Accounting Officer Christopher Lindblom
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(35.5%)
Cash/Debt$74.6 million / $0
CompetitorsBristol-Myers Squibb
Pfizer

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

On CAPS, 25% of the 85 members who have rated Infinity believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, summed up the bear case for our community:

Infinity, I'm not feeling a comeback here. You used to make a pretty good case as an Energizer Bunny, with more than [$100M] in cash reserves and two distinctive phase II oncology candidates. But that was before a string of failures for retaspimycin, and now saridegib is starting to take the same route. The cash position will be down to about [$65M] when the next quarterly numbers come out in a couple of weeks, and we know you like to raise money long before it's really necessary. And you want a [$190M] market cap for that? Call me back after the dilutive financing when the cap is closer to [$150M] and the share price back under [$6], and we'll talk.

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