Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. There aren't many companies that are poised to flourish these days, but many investors think biopharmaceutical company Geron
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, more than 88% of the 607 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Geron will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Stem cell pioneer
CAPS members like the potential Geron has as a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Companies like Pfizer
2. Anticancer therapies
In addition to pushing for successful stem-cell-based therapies like Cytori Therapeutics
3. Friends in high places
Investors aren't the only ones that see potential value in Geron's technologies and portfolio of patents -- drug giants do, too. While Pfizer is hoping the next big thing is in its deal with Athersys, Geron has teamed up with larger players like Merck
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has more than three reasons why he shouldn't bet on football anymore. He owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, which is an Inside Value pick. Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor selection. The Fool's disclosure policycan make lemonade out of lemons or any other citrus fruit for that matter.