5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: EMC

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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-storage specialist EMC (NYS: EMC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

EMC facts

Headquarters (founded)Hopkinton, Mass. (1979)
Market Cap$58.1 billion
IndustryComputer storage and peripherals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$20.0 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Joseph Tucci
CFO David Goulden
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)10.9%
Cash/Debt$6.3 billion / $3.4 billion
CompetitorsHewlett-Packard
Hitachi Data Systems
IBM

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,712 members who have rated EMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star bradford86, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

EMC came out with a strong quarterly January 24th. No surprise here. The company was undervalued to begin with. ... I think that there is a running upside here as EMC runs with new storage strategies. Barclays targeted $34. Where are all the other analysts out there that should be raising their targets? CommVault seems to be overvalued by comparison. In a nut shell, this is a growth company trading at stalwart valuations. Outperform.  

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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 Motley Fool owns shares of EMC and IBM. 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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