Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, semiconductor maker Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Micron facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boise, Idaho (1978)

Market Cap

$7 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.3 billion


CEO Steven Appleton (since 1994)

CFO Ronald Foster (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.3 billion / $2.4 billion


SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK)



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

On CAPS, 88% of the 915 members who have rated Micron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include pniz and All-Star IdahoAve, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Less than two months ago, pniz touched on Micron's powerful partnership: "The future baby. It's a great company that is paired with another, Intel (Nasdaq: INTC). Something is going to match the iphone and ipad one day and [Micron] is a good candidate for memory chips and all other things that things work."

Despite fierce pricing pressure from foes like Samsung and SanDisk, Micron's joint venture with chip giant Intel has, indeed, helped fuel a healthy expansion in the NAND flash market. In fact, Micron's roster of clients include PC-making powerhouses IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), as well as electronic gadget king Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). It's no surprise then, that our community likes Micron as a chippy way to play the turnaround of business and consumer tech spending. More importantly, with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 3.8, compared with SanDisk's 9.4, Micron seems like a ridiculously cheap bet, as well.

CAPS All-Star IdahoAve elaborates:

[Micron] is a company that either makes a bunch of money, or loses a bunch of money. The price war is over, the recession is behind us, and [Micron] is positioned to post earnings and profits off the charts through the next several quarters if not several years. ... This is a legit company positioned to sky rocket. All the tech news is positive, and the stock valuation hasn't budged, or ... its declined slightly. Why are the buyers misunderstanding the opportunity here?

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