Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, touchscreen technology specialist Synaptics (NYSE:SYNA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Synaptics facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (1986)

Market Cap

$1.03 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$477.04 million


CEO Thomas Tiernan (since 2009)
CFO Kathleen Bayless (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE:CY)

CAPS Members Bullish on SYNA Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on SYNA Also Bearish on (NASDAQ:BIDU)

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

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 783 members who have rated Synaptics believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include my fellow Fool Rich Duprey (TMFCop) and ToddMeyer29.

Just last month, Rich kindly helped Fools get in touch with the stock: "Touch screen demand is surging and Synaptics' new technology will lead the way. I look for this stock to grow over the next few years."

In a pitch from three weeks ago, ToddMeyer29 follows that line of thinking:

Touchscreen smartphones will continue to gain market share throughout 2010 and 2011, and Synaptics provides the technology for most of the big name phones companies. … [T]here is extreme growth potential over the next few years. With a relatively low P/E, low Price/Cash Flow, and high short interest, I predict this stock to soar past its resistance level of 40.46 by 2nd Quarter 2010.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. Google, Cypress Semiconductor, and Baidu are recommendations of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.