Why TIBCO Is Poised to Pop

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
(Nasdaq: 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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  • Report this Comment On December 04, 2012, at 5:10 PM, finfit wrote:

    When I read POP I usually get the impression the stock will climb. It must have another meaning to the author for the above article. Stock price is down more than 10% one day later.

  • Report this Comment On December 04, 2012, at 5:39 PM, bugmenot wrote:

    What a stupid comment! Fool's website is for fool, cause they are a paid mouth piece for wall street traders. How else are Fool stay in business and make money? Give bad advice.

    The next day, Tibco warns and stock tank 11%.

    Anyone who listened to Fool and bought stocks would be real suckers.

    So, stay away from this junk website.

  • Report this Comment On December 05, 2012, at 10:28 AM, sidiling wrote:

    LOL POP IT DID

  • Report this Comment On December 05, 2012, at 10:28 AM, sidiling wrote:

    ALSO WHY WOULD YOU QUOTE A 23 PLAYER RATING PLAYER?!

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