4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Riverbed Technology

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, network acceleration specialist Riverbed Technology (NAS: RVBD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Riverbed facts

Headquarters (founded)San Francisco (2002)
Market Cap$2.7 billion
IndustryCommunications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$745.3 million
ManagementCo-Founder/Chairman/CEO Jerry Kennelly
CFO Randy Gottfried
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)6.6%
Cash/Debt$484.3 million / $0

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 976 members who have rated Riverbed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those bulls, RSue, touched on the tailwinds working in Riverbed's favor:  "Network optimization is becoming increasingly important with exponentially growing traffic on wide-area web networks -- with respect to speed, efficiency and cost savings. Riverbed is a leader in the field and has a raving fan base."

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