5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BMC Software

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business software maker BMC Software (Nasdaq: BMC  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

BMC facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1980)
Market Cap $6.9 billion
Industry Systems software
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.2 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Robert Beauchamp
CFO Stephen Solcher
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 29.5%
Cash/Debt $1.6 billion / $848.3 million
Competitors CA
Hewlett-Packard
IBM

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 341 of the members who have rated BMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star Lituus, succinctly summed up the BMC bull case for our community: "Reasonably priced, strong technology position, nice upside if it is successfully sold, overall market is in a lull now but should turn around in the next year or two."

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