Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solid-state storage device specialist STEC (Nasdaq: STEC ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at STEC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Santa Ana, Calif. (1990)|
|Market Cap||$320.7 million|
|Industry||Data storage devices|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$263.5 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Manouch Moshayedi
Co-Founder/President/COO Mark Moshayedi
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||5.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$205.8 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 742 members who have rated STEC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[V]olume and float are fairly low and STEC fills a niche that might be of interest to other players. I sense management is "tired" and if another player is interested the premium might not be excessive. Overall, one should NEVER bank on a buyout option, but it may present some resistance to further share price erosion in the the short run.
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