4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: NVIDIA

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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, graphics-chip maker NVIDIA (NAS: NVDA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

NVIDIA facts

Headquarters (founded)Santa Clara, Calif. (1993)
Market Cap$9.4 billion
IndustrySemiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.0 billion
ManagementCo-Founder/CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
Interim CFO Karen Burns
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.3%
Cash/Debt$3.1 billion / $21.4 million
CompetitorsAMD
Creative Technology
Intel

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,443 members who have rated NVIDIA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Late last year, one of those Fools, NJ7, offered a cautiously bullish take on the stock:

[NVIDIA] first really caught my attention when I saw the dramatic difference between the quality of its products and those of AMD. Add in the fact that graphics cards will likely become more and more popular because of gaming, the Tegra processor, and the culture of this corporation (check out their website), I think this is a company poised to dominate. However, if [NVIDIA] loses its wide advantage on AMD or misses a key technological breakthrough, the corporation's growth will slow.

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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 NVIDIA and Intel, as well as writing puts on NVIDIA. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel. 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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