Why Insmed Is Poised to Keep Pulling Back

Why Insmed Is Poised to Keep Pulling Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biopharmaceutical company Insmed has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Insmed facts

Headquarters (founded)

Monmouth Junction, N.J. (1999)

Market Cap

$347.2 million



Trailing-12-Month EBITDA

($46.0 million)


CEO William Lewis (since 2012)
CFO Andrew Drechsler (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$81.6 million / $19.5 million


Gilead Sciences

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

On CAPS, 18% of the 28 All-Star members who have rated Insmed believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, touched on the stock's seemingly unsustainable valuation:

I see the market cap over [$300M] excessive given the unresolved carcinogenicity concerns, the weak results of CLEAR-108 which met the primary endpoint in name only, and the questionable commercial prospects of an antibiotic for non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection even if the results of TARGET-NTM and a future phase III trial are positive.

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