4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Illumina

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, genetic analysis specialist Illumina (NAS: ILMN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Illumina facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Diego, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$5.2 billion


Life sciences tools and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1 billion


CEO Jay Flatley
CFO Marc Stapley

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.3 billion / $824.7 million


Life Technologies

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 719 members who have rated Illumina believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, slycat910, touched on the tailwinds working in Illumina's favor:

Very interesting company for a long run buy. Great prospects as a company. Genome sequencing will only become more popular over the next few years and [Illumina] is the leader in this field. As they make advances in this field driving down the price it will become more affordable to everyday people and soon be an essential part of modern health care as genome sequencing can be very useful as a preventative measure for almost all major illnesses.

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