1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Cell Therapeutics?

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

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

Cell Therapeuticsfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Seattle (1991)

Market Cap

$192.2 million



Trailing-12-Month EBITDA

($77.1) million


Co-Founder/CEO Dr. James Bianco
Co-Founder/CFO Louis Bianco

Trailing-12-Month Return on Assets


Cash / Debt

$14.8 million / $0


Bristol-Myers Squibb
Roche Holding

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

On CAPS, 46% of the 52 All-Star members who have rated Cell Therapeutics believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, zzlangerhans, tapped the stock's recent surge as particularly unsustainable:

Somehow, Cell Therapeutics has always had their coterie of rabid adherents despite the absolutely laughable loss of shareholder value over the last decade. It's like no one ever looks at the long-term price chart before buying this stock. CEO Jim Bianco continues to follow his pattern of purchasing cheap castoffs from other biotechs in order to prolong the life of his company and justify the endless cycle of capital raises and reverse splits he's become famous for. It's painful to even spend the time to review the pipeline because it's so obvious that no success will ever come from this company. Next disappointment is likely to be crappy revenues from Pixuvri in Europe.

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