4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: TriQuint

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile phone chip specialist TriQuint Semiconductor (NAS: TQNT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

TriQuint facts

Headquarters (Founded)Hillsboro, Ore. (1981)
Market Cap$706.5 million
IndustrySemiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$922.5 million
ManagementPresident/CEO Ralph Quinsey (since 2002)
CFO Steven Buhaly (since 2007)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)9.8%
Cash/Debt$147.2 million / $0
CompetitorsAvago Technologies (NAS: AVGO)
RF Micro Devices (NAS: RFMD)
Skyworks Solutions (NAS: SWKS)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 590 members who have rated TriQuint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include eremell and youngblood58.

Earlier this month, eremell listed several of TriQuint's positives: "Solid tech company, no debt, small cap. Business diversified between commercial and government contract. ... Focus on R&D. Has own foundry. *NOT* based in Silicon Valley."

Currently, TriQuint even sports a cheapish P/E of 8.5. That's lower than that of competitors Avago (12.8), RF Micro (19.4), and Skyworks (12.1).

CAPS member youngblood58 elaborates on the bull case:

Once again, it's time to buy into [TriQuint]. ... Yes, they posted a tepid forecast and earnings, but this is an innovative company that supplies Apple and the defense industry, among others, and this price is a good entry point. Maybe a price target of about $7 for March 2012. Beyond that, we'll see.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of TriQuint. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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