Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Danish drug giant Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Novo Nordisk's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Novo Nordisk facts

Headquarters (founded) Bagsvaerd, Denmark (1925)
Market Cap $80.6 billion
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $11.7 billion
Management CEO Lars Sorensen (since 2000)
CFO Jesper Brandgaard (since 2000)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 39.0%
Cash/Debt $3.2 billion / $150.9 million
Dividend Yield 1.3%
Competitors Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 559 members who have rated Novo Nordisk believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, NHWeston, summed up the opportunity for our community:

Although the chess game between Novo and whoever finally snaps up [Amylin] will accelerate this year, it may be ultimately pointless. ... What will give [Novo Nordisk] the leg up, perhaps the killing trump, is their rumored work on an insulin tablet. If Diabetes can ultimately be controlled by a pill rather than an injection, no matter how infrequent the stab, the successful developer of that pill will own the field. And, even now, [Novo Nordisk] leads the pack in nearly all aspects of diabetes care. ... Good long term bet, but I'm playing for the short term victory here.     

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