5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Teradata

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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, data warehousing specialist Teradata (NYS: TDC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Teradata facts

Headquarters (Founded)Dayton, Ohio (1979)
Market Cap$10.7 billion
IndustryIT consulting and other services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$2.4 billion
ManagementCEO Michael Koehler
CFO Stephen Scheppmann
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)28.4%
Cash/Debt$772.0 million / $290.0 million
CompetitorsEMC
IBM
Oracle

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 656 members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, 3Fairfield, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Like the idea of investing in a solid tech company, the leader in its niche, with demonstrated track record in a growth area. ... I live near [Teradata] headquarters so I know a few of their employees and believe [Teradata] has quality management. And I'm thinking [Teradata] might be an attractive takeover.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Teradata. The Motley Fool owns shares of EMC, IBM, and Oracle. 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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