Why STMicro Will Outperform in 2013

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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, semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

STMicro facts

Headquarters (founded)

Geneva, Switzerland (1987)

Market Cap

$7.3 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.5 billion


Chairman/CEO Carlo Bozotti (since 2005)

CFO Mario Arlati (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.9 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield



Infineon Technologies

NXP Semiconductors

Texas Instruments

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 244 members who have rated STMicro believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, MKSturm, succinctly summed up the STMicro bull case for our community:

First stock I bought, prior to joining Fool.com. Up by 35% since my purchase in November 2012, and continues to grow. Strong numbers, good involvement in mobile technology, and the dividend doesn't hurt either.

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its five-star rating, STMicro may not be your top choice.

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The article Why STMicro Will Outperform in 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends NXP Semiconductors. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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