Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, middleware and infrastructure software specialist TIBCO Software (NASDAQ:TIBX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

TIBCO facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Palo Alto, Calif. (1985)

Market Cap

$4.0 billion

Industry

Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.0 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Vivek Ranadive
CFO Sydney Carey

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

12.2%

Cash / Debt

$675.5 million / $557.0 million

Competitors

IBM (NYSE:IBM)
Oracle
(NYSE:ORCL)
Progress Software
(NASDAQ:PRGS)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 515 members who have rated TIBCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Tradersinfo, succinctly summed up the TIBCO bull case for our community:

An attractively valued IT services company that's growing at a decent and sustainable, 11% rate. Not a whole lot of growth, but it's faster than IBM. ... Analysts believe that TIBCO will hit $35 in the next 52 weeks. I believe so too.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of IBM and Oracle. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend IBM and Tibco Software. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.