4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Neogen

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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, food and animal safety specialist Neogen (NAS: NEOG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Neogen facts

Headquarters (founded)Lansing, Mich. (1981)
Market Cap$1.0 billion
IndustryHealth care supplies
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$179.1 million
ManagementChairman/CEO James Herbert
President/COO Lon Bohannon
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)12.3%
Cash/Debt$61.3 million / $0
CompetitorsIDEXX Laboratories
Life Technologies
Strategic Diagnostics

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 260 members who have rated Neogen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, TMFNpugs, highlighted a few of the tailwinds working in the stock's favor: "New regulations (Food Safety Modernization Act), growing food imports, and more people with allergies will call for more widespread testing, this will benefit [Neogen]."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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