Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet search gorilla Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Google facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$252.4 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$50.2 billion

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Larry Page

Co-Founder/Assistant Secretary Sergey Brin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.7%

Cash/Debt

$48.1 billion/$7.2 billion

Competitors

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO)

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

On CAPS, 86% of the 18,029 members who have rated Google believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star MrOneHundred, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Google has penetrated our lifestyle in nearly limitless ways, is used by almost everyone I know as their home page, has immense cash and political power to maintain its position in the market, and is constantly trying to get more involved with our lives (i.e. tablets). It's very hard to see this company dying away in the next 30 years even. ... [T]his company seems like a good buy and hold for the long run.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft. 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.