4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Novo Nordisk

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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, Danish drug giant Novo Nordisk (NYS: NVO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Novo facts

  
Headquarters (founded)Bagsvaerd, Denmark (1925)
Market Cap$81.7 billion
IndustryPharmaceuticals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$11.3 billion
ManagementCEO Lars Sorensen (since 2000)
CFO Jesper Brandgaard (since 2000)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)44.3%
Cash / Debt$2.2 billion / $147.2 million
Dividend Yield1.2%
Competitors

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 560 members who have rated Novo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those Fools, silverbare, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Great R&D. Has 63% of the [insulin market] in China already and diabetes is and will continue to grow there as the middle class grows and increasing adopt a "Western" style diet. Same for India. [Novo] pays a great dividend. ... Add in share price [compound annual growth] over the most recent 10 years and you get a fabulous TOTAL RETURN.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Novo Nordisk originally appeared on Fool.com.

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