5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Infinera

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking specialist Infinera (NAS: INFN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Infinera facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (2000)

Market Cap

$841.9 million


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$404.9 million


CEO Thomas Fallon (since 2010)
CFO Ita Brennan (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$195.8 million / $0


Cisco Systems
LM Ericsson Telephone

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,793 members who have rated Infinera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those Fools, S4Aero, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Continuing my thesis of the "technology driven economy", it will be essential to be able to move exponentially increasing amounts of data quickly. Infinera is a small-cap sitting on a product that everyone needs to accomplish faster download speeds. I'm [Infinera] long.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Infinera and Cisco. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Infinera and Cisco. 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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