4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Hansen Medical

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robotic medical device maker Hansen Medical (Nasdaq: HNSN  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hansen facts

Headquarters (Founded) Mountain View, Calif. (2002)
Market Cap $198 million
Industry Health-care equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $22.1 million
Management CEO Bruce Barclay (since 2010)
CFO Peter Mariani (since 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (102.1%)
Cash/Debt $52.2 million / $29.1 million
Competitors Boston Scientific
Johnson & Johnson
Stereotaxis

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 593 members who have rated Hansen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

This month, one of those Fools, GekkoJunior, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:

[Hansen] sells disruptive technology. ... After a long period of marketing, hospitals are starting to enter in to deals with the company to use their products -- most notably a robotic catheter placement system. The chart is showing a nice "cup with a handle pattern" with support around $3.50. I own shares in the company; it is my favorite speculative investment.

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