Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, generic-drug specialist Teva Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:TEVA) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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.

Teva facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Petach Tikva, Israel (1901)

Market Cap

$44.8 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.2 billion


CEO Shlomo Yanai (since 2007)
CFO Eyal Desheh (since 2008)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 5 Years)

25.2% and 45.3%


$1.8 billion/$6.8 billion


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

On CAPS, 96.6% of the 1,492 members who have rated Teva believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include kahunacfa and All-Star dhd1491, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last month, kahunacfa reminded Fools that Teva "is a large, established, quality generic drug manufacturer." Our CAPS member continues:

More and more patients are moving to generic drugs to combat the high cost of the NAME brand drug. ... TEVA is quick to move to the most attractive compounds. TEVA is a Long-term buy - -even in an uncertain market and turmoil in Healthcare.

In a pitch from one day later, dhd1491 also makes a rather generic argument. Here's an excerpt:

Generics, in particular, will benefit from the current effort to rein in escalating health costs. Teva, the largest generic-maker in the world, is right in the sweet spot for top line growth. At a forward PE of less than 12, Teva is an incredible bargain for a company that should double sales every 4-5 years. Current market angst over loss of Copaxone patent and worry about indigestion from Barr acquisition are holding the lid on this stock; short-term static, in my opinion.

Note that Copaxone's patent doesn't expire until 2014, though Mylan is launching an early challenge with its own generic version of Teva's multiple sclerosis treatment.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Novartis is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick, Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor selection, and Intel is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.