Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biopharmaceutical company Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Amicus' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Cranbury, N.J. (2002)
||Chairman/CEO John Crowley
CFO Daphne Quimi
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$69.5 million / $1.4 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 32% of the 57 members who have rated Amicus believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, summed up the bear case for our community:
The critical catalyst for Amicus is topline data from study 11 of Amigal, now expected in Q3 2012 after multiple postponements. Aside from the delays, which are never a good sign, traders with long memories will remember that four years ago the stock fell from grace after the company reported phase II data for Amigal that did not bode well for competitiveness against Fabrazyme. ...
Amicus has a new partner in [GlaxoSmithKline] and phase II studies in progress for Amigal and AT2220 co-administered with enzyme replacement therapy, so study 11 isn't exactly do or die for the company. But with 56M in cash, there's a high likelihood of a large dilutive financing prior to the study 11 data readout, and also a substantial risk of trial failure. If the stock flirts with [$2.00] once again after that, I might take a renewed interest in a long position.
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