2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Dendreon?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Dendreon (NAS: DNDN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Seattle (1992)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$396.7 million


CEO John Johnson (since February 2012)
CFO Gregory Schiffman (since December 2006)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$497.5 million / $573.8 million


Northwest Biotherapeutics
Progenics Pharmaceuticals

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

On CAPS, 17% of the 1,623 members who have rated Dendreon believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star TSIF, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

I can't find any fundamentals that would suggest Dendreon share price should increase from here. Although it's Provenge is a worthy achievement, as expected it couldn't productize it and it never got the buyout it sought. One trick pony with a drug that's expensive, difficult to manufacture and difficult to get doctors to prescribe. Burn rate continues with no end in sight.

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