Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Synta Pharamaceuticals
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Synta and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Lexington, Mass. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$440.3 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.2 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Dr. Safi Bahcall
CFO Keith Ehrlich
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital||(70.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$44.7 million / $16.3 million|
Kyowa Hakko Kirin
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 16% of the 168 members who have rated Synta believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Hsp90 inhibitor Ganetespib is certainly in a lot of mid-stage trials but thus far in 2012 we haven't seen the kind of exciting interim data that management led us to expect. There's certainly a lot more info to come, but with Synta's poor developmental track record so far I see a market cap of [$450M] as excessively optimistic.
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