Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, generic-drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NASDAQ:TEVA) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Teva facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Petach Tikva, Israel (1901)

Market Cap

$35.44 Billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.34 Billion


CEO Shlomo Yanai
CFO Eyal Desheh

Return on Capital (Average, Past Three Years)



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CAPS Members Bullish on TEVA Also Bullish on:

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
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CAPS Members Bearish on TEVA Also Bearish on:

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 262 of the 273 All-Star members who have rated Teva -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include VoodooSaviour and TMFDeej, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In August, VoodooSaviour noted:

G7 is getting older and more medicine prone and the developing world is prospering. ... I expect this adds up to an expanding generic drug market. [Teva] is the leader.

A more recent pitch from TMFDeej last month shares that sentiment and elaborates on the stock's several key catalysts:

Teva is the world's largest manufacturer of generic drugs. It currently controls 20% of the market for generic drugs and after its recent acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:BRL) is completed it will control 24%. ... More than 50% of Teva's sales come from the United States, so a major policy change there which favors generic drugs would be a boon for the company.

Not only is Teva currently well positioned to take advantage of the trend towards cheaper drugs, it has a stellar balance sheet that contains more than $1 billion in cash that it plans to use for future acquisitions. Teva has already made $750 million worth in acquisitions so far this year.

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