Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, touch-feedback technology developer Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks woefully lag the market average.

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

Immersion facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Jose, Calif. (1993)

Market Cap

$141.43 million


Computer Peripherals

TTM Revenue

$37.44 million


CEO Clent Richardson (since 2008)

CFO Stephen Ambler (since 2005)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



FARO Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO),

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

CAPS members bullish on IMMR also bullish on:



CAPS members bearish on IMMR also bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 1,001 of the 1,027 members who have rated Immersion -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tortoise702 and moalps.

Late last month, tortoise702 listed six of the stock's strong points:

Touch is the future (Medical devices; touch computers; appliances)
Cash $4.27 per share
No debt
Rapid adaptation is expected
Casinos to use tactile feedback
iPhone doesn't use haptics...YET!

In an earlier pitch from November, moalps agrees, elaborating on Immersion's touch-based tailwinds:

Even if the economy is slowing fast, this company develops technologies that will be more and more used in a wide range of electronic devices with screens. they delivered record revenues for the third quarter, and settled legal disputes, so that management can now focus on the business.

The fourth quarter will be surely slowing in line with the global economic slowdown, but on the mid and long run it will certainly outperform the market.

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