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Why Apple Is Poised to Bounce Back

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:00AM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer electronic device giant Apple (AAPL 4.08%) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Apple facts

Headquarters (founded)

Cupertino, Calif. (1976)

Market Cap

$403.6 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$164.7 billion

Management

CEO Tim Cook (since 2011)

CFO Peter Oppenheimer (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

40.3%

Cash/Debt

$39.8 billion / $0

Dividend Yield

2.5%

Competitors

Google

Hewlett-Packard

BlackBerry

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 29,891 members who have rated Apple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, MjrTom, succinctly summed up the Apple bull case for our community:

Apple is the 800 lb. gorilla of disruptors. They have done it over and over, and I don't think it's because they have been lucky. Clearly their research isn't strictly limited to technology. Yes, Jobs was the visionary, but he assembled a visionary team beneath him. Between their talent and their suitcases of cash on hand, I think we can expect Apple to be around and to increase in value for a long time to come.

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Stocks Mentioned

Apple Inc. Stock Quote
Apple Inc.
AAPL
$149.64 (4.08%) $5.86
HP Inc. Stock Quote
HP Inc.
HPQ
$38.75 (5.38%) $1.98
Alphabet Inc. Stock Quote
Alphabet Inc.
GOOGL
$2,246.33 (4.20%) $90.48
BlackBerry Stock Quote
BlackBerry
BB
$6.57 (8.24%) $0.50

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