Based on the aggregated intelligence of  the 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotech company Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) 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 Celgene's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Celgene facts

Headquarters (Founded) Summit, New Jersey (1980)

Market Cap

$31.66 billion



TTM Revenue

$1.58 billion


CEO Dr. Sol Barer (since 2006)
COO Robert Hugin (since 2006)

Return on Capital (avg. last three years)


CAPS players bullish on CELG also bullish on

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS players bearish on CELG also bearish on (NASDAQ:AMZN) (NASDAQ:BIDU)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 361 of the 374  All-Star players who have rated Celgene -- roughly 96.5% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include FRINEDOFFOXY and Firesale, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In February 2007, FRINEDOFFOXY noted that Celgene is "a leader in biotech. One of the best positioned for research breakthroughs both large & small."

An earlier pitch by Firesale elaborates on that bullish attitude, educating our community about the company's top two drugs:

Since 1988 Celgene received FDA approved for Thalomid to treat leprosy-related conditions and multiple myeloma (MM). ...

In 2005, CELG announced FDA approval of Revlimid (the company's primary IMiD) to treat MDS patients with a rare chromosomal deletion. This is their leading drug, and is being studied for multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and various solid tumor cancers. ... After hitting a new 52-week high Celgene is a winner and looks to be the next Genentech. [Since this pitch, the shares remain unchanged.]

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