Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology small-cap Astex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ASTX ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Astex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Dublin, Calif. (1991)|
|Market Cap||$190.0 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$71.8 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Dr. James Manuso (since 2004)
CFO Michael Molkentin (since 2003)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||7.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$122.5 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 330 members who have rated Astex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Astex] reported a good 1st quarter and if they have three more quarters like this one, the stock, now trading at $2, should be up around 30%. Solid revenue growth for 3 straight years. Past performance does not [guarantee] future gains, but I think [Astex] is on the right track to maintain growth.
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