Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data-storage specialist EMC (NYSE:EMC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

EMC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hopkinton, Mass. (1979)

Market Cap

$51.7 billion

Industry

Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Joseph Tucci

COO/CFO David Goulden

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

12.8%

Competitors

Hewlett-Packard

Hitachi Data Systems

IBM

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,828 members who have rated EMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star PearlandTX, touched on the strong tailwinds working in EMC's favor:

Two major trends have been firmly established that will drive high-margin revenue to EMC: (1) Big Data, and (2) Cloud Computing. Both of these trends require exactly the categories of expertise and products in which EMC has a superior market position.

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