4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Exelixis

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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, biotech company Exelixis (NAS: EXEL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Exelixis facts

Headquarters (founded)San Francisco (1994)
Market Cap$738.5 million
IndustryBiotechnology
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$289.6 million
ManagementCo-Founder/Chairman Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos
President/CEO Dr. Michael Morrissey
Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital49.4%
Cash/Debt$194.3 million / $181.5 million
Competitors

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,597 members who have rated Exelixis believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, nevercontent, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

It's cancer fighting drug cabozantinib is still undergoing phase 3 trials, but things are look pretty promising to me at this point. It also offers the unique benefit of pain reduction, which could help distinguish it from other competing drugs.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Exelixis. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Novartis and Exelixis. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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