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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sierra Wireless

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian wireless modem maker Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq: SWIR  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sierra facts

Headquarters (founded)

Richmond, Canada (1993)

Market Cap

$151.8 million


Communications Equipment

TTM Revenue

$567.3 million


CEO Jason Cohenour (since 2005)

CFO David McLennan (since 2004)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL  )

Sony Ericsson

CAPS members bullish on SWIR also bullish on

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )

General Electric (NYSE: GE  )

Vale (NYSE: RIO  )

CAPS members bearish on SWIR also bearish on

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR  )

Starent Networks (Nasdaq: STAR  )

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 323 of the 345 members who have rated Sierra -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mode7 and All-Star Trimalerus, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community.

Just yesterday, mode7 noted that Sierra "is positioning well for an upswing in the markets. They seem to be fairly conservative and have been buying up or offering to buy other small companies."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, Trimalerus touched on the wireless wave working in Sierra's favor:

Traditional Cell phones are at or near market saturation in most developed nations, but if the I-phone any indication there is high demand for wireless web access. I use Google Maps almost every day to get directions, and then I often check the weather forecast for that area. Who wouldn't want access to such sites from their car? I think this market has serious growth potential and with this stock near its 52 week low it's time to buy & ride this Wireless Wonder.

What do you think about Sierra Wireless, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 130,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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