Why EMC Is Ready to Rebound

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

$48.6 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%

Cash/Debt

$6.2 billion / $1.7 billion

Competitors

Hewlett-Packard

Hitachi Data Systems

IBM

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,851 members who have rated EMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just a few days ago, one of those Fools, Melody728, succinctly summed up the EMC bull case for our community:

Solid technology company that provides large storage that is heavily used for cloud computing. Analysis are favorable on the stock. In my experience working with them they provide professional high level service and cultivate long term business.

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  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 11:07 PM, BUbulldog wrote:

    Seems like EMC has been hammered as a result of Oracle's most recent results, which might indicate corporate IT expenditures are a little weak at the moment. In the long term, EMC also catches some heat for below average growth rates compared to its peers.

    In my view, both are relatively weak reasons for EMC's recent slide, as there aren't any major red flags here. Anybody else have further perspective on this?

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