4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Synaptics

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, touchscreen technologist Synaptics (NAS: SYNA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Synaptics facts

Headquarters (founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (since 1986)

Market Cap

$1.2 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$564.7 million


CEO Richard Bergman (since 2011)
CFO Kathleen Bayless (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$282.5 million / $2.3 million


Alps Electric
Cypress Semiconductor

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 806 members who have rated Synaptics believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, tapped the stock as an overlooked growth opportunity:

Good long term grower in the high growth arena of touch pad displays for smartphones and tablets. This is the one that has continuous growth year after year, but is the stock no one has heard about. ...

Look at the PEG. It's perfectly priced at 1.03. The P/S is reasonable at 2.06.
The ROE is very high. This is one of the numbers Warren Buffett likes to focus on.

They are in the game when it comes to having the right technology and the "right" growth market. It's just they are not on the news every night like Apple and Google.

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