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 coveted five-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

$8.4 billion

Industry

IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.7 billion

Management

CEO Michael Koehler

CFO Stephen Scheppmann

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

26.9%

Cash/Debt

$729.0 million / $274.0 million

Competitors

EMC

IBM

Oracle

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 725 members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, klstylez01, tapped Teradata as a particularly timely turnaround opportunity:

Buy it while it's cheap. Big data is going to be the future. As the economy improves, so will business spending. There is no way companies can process all that data. I am estimating a huge run in the 2nd half of the year.

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