4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cree

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, LED light maker Cree (NAS: CREE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cree facts

Headquarters (Founded)Durham, N.C. (1987)
Market Cap$3.2 billion
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.0 billion
ManagementCEO Charles Swoboda (since 2001)
CFO John Kurtzweil (since 2006)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)5.8%
Cash/Debt$687.3 million / $0
Toyoda Gosei

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,207 members who have rated Cree believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those bulls, geomedf, highlighted the strong tailwinds working in Cree's favor:

Smartphones and peripheral devices growth projected to exceed 6 devices/person in the world by end of decade, and 2012 will be a banner year as Apple roles out IPhone 5. Good ROI, P/E ratio, etc even at this price point, and breakout pattern on charts well justified.

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