Why Apple Is Poised to Bounce Back

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 respected four-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

$403.6 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$164.7 billion

Management

CEO Tim 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

2.5%

Competitors

Google

Hewlett-Packard

BlackBerry

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 29,891 members who have rated Apple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, MjrTom, succinctly summed up the Apple bull case for our community:

Apple is the 800 lb. gorilla of disruptors. They have done it over and over, and I don't think it's because they have been lucky. Clearly their research isn't strictly limited to technology. Yes, Jobs was the visionary, but he assembled a visionary team beneath him. Between their talent and their suitcases of cash on hand, I think we can expect Apple to be around and to increase in value for a long time to come.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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