Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, disk drive specialist Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Western Digital facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Lake Forest, Calif. (1970)

Market Cap

$8.77 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.55 billion


CEO John Coyne (since 2007)
CFO Timothy Leyden (since 2007)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.06 billion / $463 million


Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX)

CAPS Members Bullish on WDC Also Bullish on

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

CAPS Members Bearish on WDC Also Bearish on

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)
Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 948 members who have rated Western Digital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include atsfstan and All-Star marc64, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Earlier this year, atsfstan reminded Fools that Western Digital has the perfect drives to succeed: "8 years of consistent growth in revenue and earnings, but most importantly in cash flow. Has established a proprietary position that will be hard for anyone else to overtake."

In a pitch from one month ago, marc64 expands on the stock as a safe way to take part in the digital revolution:

Digital data are increasingly critical, and folks will spend what it takes to keep their expanding digital lives safe and accessible. [In my humble opinion], [Western Digital] sells the best value/quality consumer grade hard drives. They are truly a global company, with market reach into anywhere computers exist, so, the company is a market leader and an exporting hedge against whatever might affect the US dollar.

What do you think about Western Digital, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. The CAPS community is waiting to hear your opinions. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!  

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Intel is a Motley Fool Options and Inside Value pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.