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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biopharmaceutical company Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Celgene facts



Headquarters (founded)

Summit, N.J. (1980)

Market Cap

$41.8 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.5 billion


Chairman/CEO Robert Hugin

CFO Jacqualyn Fouse

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$3.8 billion / $3.1 billion


Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  )

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE  )

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,594 members who have rated Celgene believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, EpikurFool, succinctly summed up the Celgene bull case for our community:

High expected earnings growth, extremely profitable, still attractive valuation. Core holding in health care business.

Of course, that short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for Celgene. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand-new premium report on Celgene looks at all sides of one of the most compelling biotechnology companies in the world. You can grab your copy, which comes with free updates for 12 months.

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  • Report this Comment On February 15, 2013, at 8:08 PM, biotech101invest wrote:

    Agree 100% - CELG is still cheap at .80 PEG vs AMGN & BIIB at 1.2 and 1.3. And on conservative 2016 numbers its 0.4 - so you get the best EPS growth in all of healthcare (and almost all S&P 500) for more than half off. Also Big Apremilast news coming Mar 2 at AAD - could add $1 billion to analyst ests if PASI scores are as good as company seems to be indicating with their $1.5 to $2.0 billion in 2017 apremilast ests - analysts still have to move up significantly once they see detaile data in 2 wks. and then the big MM-020 front line data that Citi said this week could add an AMAZING $3.31-$7.71 of INCREMENTAL EPS when front line MM sales peak in EU. This stock, despite its run, is VASTLY undervalued with many upside items (ests include generic Vidaza like they have for 2 yrs - still none in sight, ests include NO BUYBACKS - billions a yr will continue, ests include little for China,Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Korea Revlimid sales - approvals coming international sales very conservative, ests include only $500 million EU front line in 2017 - most see $3 billion+. This stock is vastly undervalued.

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