Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, touchscreen technology provider Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Synaptics facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (1986)

Market Cap

$853.2 million


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$473.3 million


CEO Thomas Tiernan (Since July 2009)
CFO Russell Knittel (Since November 2001)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past Three Years)

36.9% and 58.3%

Cash / Debt

$192.0 million / $65.3 million


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 679 of the 712 members who have rated Synaptics -- 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Prodders and toopersent.

Just yesterday, Prodders singled out Synaptics as a particularly smart decision: "Nicely placed to benefit from the smartphone product cycle, plus could also benefit if tablet PCs take off. Market arguably overreacted to recent earnings miss."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, toopersent also touched on the recent tumble:

Talk about a market overreaction to bad news. The 30% sell off of [Synaptics] was ridiculous, especially after that reported increased revenues in the most recent quarter.

The reason for the sell off was because of 1Q revenue guidance of $113-119 million, compared to expected revenues (from Reuters) of $127 Million. Certainly not worth a 30% sell off.

There is concern about their ability to maintain sales with PC and mobile phone handset prices dropping. However, there is still a huge market out there and I look to monopolize on good companies with stocks that just took a beating. Also, a super strong balance sheet.

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