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 (Nasdaq: EXEL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Exelixis facts

Headquarters (Founded)San Francisco (1994)
Market Cap$718.4 million
IndustryBiotechnology
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$247.9 million
ManagementCo-Founder/Chairman Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos
President/CEO Dr. Michael Morrissey
Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital25.6%
Cash/Debt$207.0 million / $182.7 million
CompetitorsAstraZeneca
Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,644 members who have rated Exelixis believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star zzlangerhans, tapped the stock's recent pullback as a potentially attractive entry point:

An extremely large combined dilutive and debt financing seems to have scared the pants off Exelixis traders and killed a burgeoning run-up into the cabozantinib PDUFA for medullary thyroid carcinoma in 11/29/12. The financing scares me too and I'm dubious about the long-term commercial prospects of cabozantinib, but the run-up has been very strong in the biopharma bull market of 2012 and I'll take my chances against the forces of dilution.

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

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