4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Bristol-Myers

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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, pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYS: BMY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Bristol-Myers facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1887)
Market Cap$54.7 billion
IndustryPharmaceuticals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$20.5 billion
ManagementCEO Lamberto Andreotti
CFO Charles Bancroft
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)30.9%
Cash/Debt$5.0 billion / $5.4 billion
Dividend Yield4.3%
CompetitorsAstraZeneca
Merck
Roche Holding

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,799 members who have rated Bristol-Myers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, sellhigh98, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

It is my belief that Bristol will outperform in the mid/long term due to its juicy and sustainable dividend, its smaller market cap when compared to companies like Merck or Pfizer, its wonderful return on equity and operating margins which show it has strong profitability and management. Also, its cash of [$5.03B] could just about pay off its debt [$5.42B] if needed. ... Bristol also has a strong current ratio of 1.63. Shares are also trading below their 50 and 200 day moving averages, making entering a new position even more promising.

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

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