5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: IDEXX Labs

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, veterinary services provider IDEXX Laboratories (Nasdaq: IDXX  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

IDEXX facts

Headquarters (founded)

Westbrook, Maine (1983)

Market Cap

$5.3 billion

Industry

Healthcare equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Jonathan Ayers

CFO Merilee Raines

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

27.7%

Cash/Debt

$221.4 million / $234.7 million

Competitors

Abaxis (Nasdaq: ABAX  )

Heska (Nasdaq: HSKA  )

VCA Antech (Nasdaq: WOOF  )

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 237 members who have rated IDEXX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

About a month ago, one of those bulls, fellow Fool John Divine (TMFDivine), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

Love how this company offers diagnostic products and veterinarian management systems, and is integrating these into a single service. People love their pets and this company is on top of a very niche area. This stock should continue to outperform over the next few years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend VCA Antech. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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