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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, VoIP business phone service specialist 8x8 (NASDAQ: EGHT  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at 8x8 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

8x8 facts



Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (1987)

Market Cap

$507.1 million


Alternative carriers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$103.2 million


Chairman/CEO Bryan Martin

CFO Daniel Weirich

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$46.5 million / $0


AT&T (NYSE: T  )

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ  )

Vonage (NYSE: VG  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 339 members who have rated 8x8 believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star DrGoldin, tapped the stock as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

As I've said in a pitch or two before, this is a growth company priced like a value trap. [Friday's] sell-off only makes it that much more attractive. 8x8 is going to see double-digit growth every year until one day it's finally taken over by some Goliath. Cha-ching.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, 8x8 may not be your top choice.

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    This is a very uninformative article by Brian Pacampara. Although the title of the article is 'Why 8x8 Is Poised to Outperform', there is NO insight or analysis to support the title statement. I could get all this information on the Yahoo! finance page.

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