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 respected four-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

$10.4 billion


IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.7 billion


CEO Michael Koehler

CFO Stephen Scheppmann

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$729.0 million/$274.0 million




Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 691 members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Alex Scherer (TMFEnochRoot), touched on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

Teradata is the market leader in the data analytics industry, and this area is the #1 priority for new spending by corporate Chief Technology Officers these days, because it's a spot where they can get a really high return on their investment, improving how they serve customers and ultimately improving profits. Teradata is purely focused on this analytics market, and is probably the best positioned company out there in the corporate technology world to benefit from this multi-year industry trend.

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