4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Bristol-Myers


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

$55.1 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.2 billion


CEO Lamberto Andreotti
CFO Charles Bancroft

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$8.7 billion / $5.5 billion

Dividend Yield



Roche Holding

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,752 members who have rated Bristol-Myers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star fooluser17, highlighted Bristol-Myers as a particularly good opportunity:

Good numbers, good payout ratio, good debt, good cash on hand, good pipeline, good diversity of drugs, and good dividend.

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