Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX), a maker of products geared toward women's health care, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hologic facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bedford, Mass. (1985)

Market Cap

$3.06 billion


Health-Care Equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.73 billion


CEO John Cumming (since 2001)

COO Robert Cascella (since 2003)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



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CAPS members bullish on HOLX also bullish on:



CAPS members bearish on HOLX also bearish on:

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

Over on CAPS, 714 of the 733 members who have rated Hologic -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Bamafan68 and TSIF.

Two weeks ago, Bamafan68 wrote that Hologic "has a very healthy market share for women's care products, including ThinPrep pap smears and Novasure endometrial ablation devices which treats abnormal bleeding on an outpatient basis." Our CAPS member continues: "With a HPV diagnostic test awaiting FDA approval and new HPV testing recommendations, I expect this company to grow."

In a pitch from last week, TSIF gladly updates our community on those developments:

Good pop from FDA approval of Cervista and the DNA test that have a good comprehensive outlook. Normally I stay way away from pharma/drug type companies, but Hologic already has a decent pipeline of products, good cash flow, good forward P/E, and good cash on hand. Looks like a good place to diversify.

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