Will This Revolutionary Health Stock Roar in 2014?

Illumina's stock has exploded over the past year as this company seeks to tap into the huge potential of the gene sequencing market, but are even greater gains to come for investors?

Jan 31, 2014 at 12:30PM

It's safe to say Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) has been one of the most impressive stories in health care over the past year. This up-and-coming game changer of a company has exploded onto the scene in the gene sequencing and diagnostics market, and investors who got in early have made out with huge profits. Illumina's stock has erupted for a nearly 200% gain over the past year. That's the kind of stellar growth that any smart investor can appreciate.

Yet Illumina might not be done. The company this week crushed analyst projections in its earnings report with a stellar fourth-quarter and full-year performance. Analysts have projected that the gene sequencing market that Illumina's looking to dominate could be worth up to $20 billion, and for this company and its investors, that's a huge prize just waiting to be capitalized on.

Can Illumina's stock keep up its stellar run? In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Dan Carroll takes you through Illumina's recent earnings results -- and where this company can go in a future that looks limitless.

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