Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hard drive specialist Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Seagate facts

Headquarters (founded)

George Town, the Cayman Islands (1979)

Market Cap

$6.14 billion


Data storage devices

TTM Revenue

$9.81 billion


CEO Stephen Luczo (since January 2009)
CFO Patrick O'Malley (since August 2008)

Return on Capital (average, last five years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 444 of the 473 members who have rated Seagate -- 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Corineus and sempire.

Earlier this year, Corineus reminded our community that Seagate "is the leader in hard drive technology." Our CAPS member concludes: "[W]ith the change in leadership and an emphasis on innovation, it will continue its dominance for the foreseeable future. The concern about being behind the curve because the company has not invested in solid state data storage is misguided."

In a more recent pitch from last month, sempire drives even further:

I remember as a computer geek it was all about having a Seagate drive. [Western Digital] was considered cheap and unreliable, and Seagate was a durable, expensive, [hard drive] that you would trust your stuff on.

I think the chip makers that already do flash memory and flash drives have an advantage in the [solid state data] market, and that leads me to think that companies like Seagate and [Western Digital] will probably end up buying a few of the smaller flash memory/disk makers and start selling flash and conventional storage along with hybrid solutions.

Seagate is on its way up, and with limits being pushed on consumer equipment, we are looking into hybrid drives, 5T and up storage, and other solutions to keep out data safe.

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