Is STEC Stuck in Reverse?http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/09/16/is-stec-stuck-in-reverse.aspx Rich Duprey
September 16, 2012
Wall Street can't generate enthusiasm for solid-state drive maker STEC (Nasdaq: STEC ) , so why do our Motley Fool CAPS members disagree? More than 730 members of the investment community have weighed in on its prospects, and 92% of them see it outperforming the broad market averages, bestowing on it high honors with a four-star rating. In contrast, 44% of the analysts rating it believe it will stumble.
So who has it right? The professional class of analysts sitting in their paneled offices smoking stogies, or a motley community of investors pooling their best thoughts for others to share? We think we know who'll come out ahead. How about you?
Of course, as much as we love our CAPS community, don't buy a company just because it's garnered top ratings. And don't sell it just because Wall Street says to, either. Investing requires closer diligence on your part, so use a stock's CAPS rating as a launching pad for your own research.
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Almost 90% of its revenues come from its top 10 customers, while the top three -- EMC (NYSE: EMC ) , IBM, and Hitachi -- account for 70%. So STEC's rati