4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PDL BioPharma


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, antibody humanization patent manager PDL BioPharma (NAS: PDLI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PDL facts

Headquarters (founded)

Incline Village, Nev. (1986)

Market Cap

$886.8 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$362.0 million


CEO/Acting CFO John McLaughlin
Chief Accounting Officer Caroline Krumel

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$210.8 million / $410.0 million

Dividend Yield



Seattle Genetics

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 901 members who have rated PDL believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, All-Star Fool austinhippie highlighted several of PDL's positives:

Looks about worth twice its current market price ... Good Margins ... cash flow is positive and relatively steady although not really growing ... a powerful dividend.

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