5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Teradata

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data warehousing specialist Teradata (NYSE: TDC  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Teradata facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dayton, Ohio (1979)

Market Cap

$12.7 billion

Industry

IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.6 billion

Management

CEO Michael Koehler
CFO Stephen Scheppmann

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

27.9%

Cash/Debt

$821.0 million / $282.0 million

Competitors

EMC (NYSE: EMC  )
IBM (NYSE: IBM  )
Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL  )

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 633 of the members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Andy Cross (TMFOpie), touched on the strong tailwinds working in Teradata's favor:

Data analytics and big data are both hot growth fields in which [Teradata] focuses. Clients are learning more and more about their customers, leading to new marketing and business decisions. That's valuable to [Teradata] clients and they are likely to continue investing in the area.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of EMC, International Business Machines, and Oracle. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Teradata. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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