4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Celgene


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biopharmaceutical company Celgene (NAS: CELG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Celgene facts

Headquarters (founded)

Summit, N.J. (1980)

Market Cap

$31.4 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Robert Hugin
CFO Jacqualyn Fouse

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.3 billion / $1.4 billion


Johnson & Johnson

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,535 members who have rated Celgene believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, ravens9111, tapped the stock as a solid way to get into the space:

My favorite biotech stock. Although there may be better [speculative] plays out there, [Celgene] is already established with high earnings growth and a compelling valuation. This company has many drugs in the pipeline to continue its growth for the future.

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