Why EMC Is Poised to Bounce Back
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data-storage specialist EMC has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at EMC and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Hopkinton, Mass. (1979)
Computer storage and peripherals
Chairman/CEO Joseph Tucci
President/COO/CFO David Goulden
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$6.2 billion / $1.7 billion
Hitachi Data Systems
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 3,827 members who have rated EMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
EMC is a $50 billion storage giant, with solid growth prospects in the rapidly growing cloud-computing and Big Data arenas. It also holds an 80% ownership stake in virtualization specialist VMware. EMC has been held back some by softness in technology spending due to a weak global economy, but that won't last forever. In the meantime, it has struck a partnership with Lenovo, which might help it in China, and its recent earnings report was solid, with strong operating income growth.
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