Why Pluristem Therapeutics Is Poised to Plunge


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 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

$198.6 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$757 thousand


Chairman/CEO Zami Aberman
CFO Yaky Yanay

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$68.3 million / $0


Aastrom Biosciences
Advanced Cell Technology
Osiris Therapeutics

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

On CAPS, 81% of the 15 All-Star members who have rated Pluristem believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

One of those Fools, biotech expert zzlangerhans, tapped yesterday's 7% stock price spike as particularly unsustainable:

Wow, Pluristem received approval in Germany! Approval to run a phase II trial there, that is. Pluristem CEO seems to be aware that issuing any PR with the word "approval" somewhere in it is good for a momentary 10% spike in share price. Someone should do a study to determine the correlation between these types of announcements and the lockup expiration dates for their dilutive financings.

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