Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer electronic device giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Apple facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Cupertino, Calif. (1976)

Market Cap

$428.0 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$164.7 billion

Management

CEO Timothy Cook (since 2011)

CFO Peter Oppenheimer (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

40.3%

Cash/Debt

$39.8 billion/$0

Dividend Yield

2.4%

Competitors

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY)

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 29,756 members who have rated Apple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star RedScourge, tapped Apple as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

Currently way too undervalued for it to make any sense. Google and Samsung aren't going to eat their lunch just yet, but they're priced like they're the next [BlackBerry]. [M]eanwhile, they're still making a 20% profit margin and still growing, just maybe not as fast as their competitors. Once they start releasing new devices on a more frequent schedule they'll probably make a nice market share recovery, as most of their fans are crazy about Apple and Apple only.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

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