1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Cadence Pharmaceuticals?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Cadence Pharmaceuticals (NAS: CADX) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

San Diego (2004)

Market Cap

$367.0 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$24.4 million


Co-Founder/CEO Theodore Schroeder
CFO William LaRue

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$108.6 million / $28.8 million


Teva Pharmaceutical
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Pacira Pharmaceuticals

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

On CAPS, 37% of the 98 members who have rated Cadence believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Cadence has gapped down on earnings the last three quarters and I don't see that as likely to change on August 2. Ofirmev revenues have been increasing moderately behind a furious marketing drive but are still a long way from matching SGA expenses and quarterly burn. With the share price up 50% from recent lows as the summer tide lifts the biopharma sector, look to Cadence to be at the forefront of the wave back downward.

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