5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Myriad Genetics

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, molecular diagnostic specialist Myriad Genetics (NAS: MYGN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Myriad facts

Headquarters (founded)Salt Lake City (1991)
Market Cap$2.2 billion
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$470.5 million
ManagementCEO Dr. Peter Meldrum (since 1991)
CFO James Evans (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)21.8%
Cash/Debt$337.4 million / $0
CompetitorsAbbott Labs
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

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

On CAPS, 87% of the 598 members who have rated Myriad believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Last month, one of those Fools, SharpNJ104, succinctly summed up the Myriad bull case for our community:

Great product[s] without the downside risks of drugs. Increasing contracts with other drug companies for use of their genetic tests for the drug co's drug trials. The future of medicine is personalized based on each inidividual.

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