5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: ChemoCentryx


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

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

ChemoCentryx facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (1997)

Market Cap

$425.4 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$29.6 million


Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Thomas Schall
CFO Susan Kanaya

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$131.6 million / $1.2 million


Abbott Labs

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

On CAPS, all 18 members who have rated ChemoCentryx believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

I see ChemoCentryx as undervalued at this level given their multiple compounds in advanced clinical trials for various indications and a strong partnership with [GlaxoSmithKline].

Having IPO'd just a few months ago, ChemoCentryx is weakly followed and lacks objective vetting. However, their chemokine receptor focus has been extensively validated by academic research and has been addressed by other biopharmas. ...

The company is somewhat reticent when it comes to updating the progress of ongoing studies, but I believe once the street becomes more aware of the four ongoing SHIELD phase III trials being run by Glaxo for moderate-to-severe Crohn's the [market cap] will break 600M. Meanwhile the company is well-capitalized with a strong balance sheet.

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