Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data warehousing specialist Teradata (Nasdaq: TDC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Teradata facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dayton, Ohio (1979)

Market Cap

$5.06 billion


Diversified computer systems

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion


CEO Michael Koehler

CFO Stephen Scheppmann

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$724 million / $0



Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 288 members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TXinvestor82 and All-Star XMFGatsby1, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Two months ago , TXinvestor82 tapped Teradata as a rather tempting takeover target: "Stock has been on top of the S&P since it went public. Also has a great chance to be picked up by one of the big boys [IBM, Oracle] going into data management."

Teradata's leading position in the ever-growing data warehousing space, coupled with its rock-solid financials, continues to fuel our community's fondness for the stock. In fact, Teradata's returns on capital have historically clocked in higher than those of its fiercest foes Oracle and IBM. And with the stock lagging those same behemoths by an average of 10 percentage points over the past couple months, Teradata might be a timely opportunity, to boot.

CAPS member XMFGatsby1 touches on the trends working in the stock's favor:

The market is definitely opening up more and more to [business intelligence] tools and analytics in general. The amount of digital data in the world is projected to grow [more than 30 times] by 2020! Additionally, [Teradata] is teaming up with SAS (the big name in BI analysis) ... Every company needs to run reports and dissect data ... this will do it for ya!

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Teradata is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.