Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to invest in killer stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though hard-drive maker Seagate Technology
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 92% of the 1,007 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Seagate Technology will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Growing demand
Seagate could hardly keep up with demand in its fiscal second quarter, and according to research firm Gartner, PC sales are expected to stay strong this year. This is great news for top PC makers like Hewlett-Packard
2. Top hard-drive maker
While HP still holds the top spot in the PC rankings over Acer and Dell, Seagate remained the world's largest hard-drive maker in the fourth quarter, holding a 31% share of the market, with Western Digital
3. Positive momentum
Seagate's shares have put in an outstanding performance in the past year, and some CAPS members see the same trends continuing in the coming quarters as the economy shows more signs of improvement. Solid earnings from Intel
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