Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, generic-drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Teva's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Petach Tikva, Israel (1901)|
|Market Cap||$40.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$18.3 billion|
|Management||CEO Shlomo Yanai (since 2007)
CFO Eyal Desheh (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.1 billion / $14.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 2,544 members who have rated Teva believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Teva's stock buyback coupled with higher expected earnings in 2012 plus a low P/E will send the stock higher. Because it deals in generics it isn't affected negatively by the 2012-2013 patent cliff but is actually benefited by it. ... [I]t's a defensive stock with growth prospects and a high dividend. Plus it is emerging into some new and interesting markets, and is aggressively pursuing 3rd world markets.
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