1-Star Biotech Stocks Poised to Plunge: Pluristem Therapeutics?

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

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

Pluristem facts

Headquarters (founded)

Haifa, Israel (2001)

Market Cap

$211.3 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue



Chairman/CEO Zami Aberman
CFO Yaky Yanay

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital



$68.3 million / $0


Aastrom Biosciences (NAS: ASTM)
Advanced Cell Technology
Osiris Therapeutics (NAS: OSIR)

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

On CAPS, 41% of the 61 members who have rated Pluristem believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

[CEO Zami Aberman] predictably took advantage of his anecdotal claims that PLX cells were responsible for successful bone marrow transplantation in three instances, although there has been no clinical trial in which PLX cells were utilized for this purpose. I don't have much sympathy for those who bought into the dilutive financing at [$4 per share], since they should have known the share price is unlikely to see that level again for a while until dilution becomes necessary again. The company now has to slog through enrollment of the phase II trial of PLX cells in intermittent claudication and it is unclear if a single patient has yet been treated. I see a descent below [$3 per share] if not further as Aberman lowers the company's profile for the rest of the year.

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