Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, semiconductor company STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

STMicro facts

Headquarters (founded)

Geneva, Switzerland (1987)

Market Cap

$7.3 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.5 billion


Chairman/CEO Carlo Bozotti (since 2005)

CFO Mario Arlati (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.9 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield



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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 244 members who have rated STMicro believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, MKSturm, succinctly summed up the STMicro bull case for our community:

First stock I bought, prior to joining Up by 35% since my purchase in November 2012, and continues to grow. Strong numbers, good involvement in mobile technology, and the dividend doesn't hurt either.

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