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After spending the last six months locked at a four-star rank, enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on EMC (NYSE:EMC) recently to upgrade it to a more formidable five stars. A total of 3,092 members have given their opinion on EMC, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

With an improving tech environment that has seen companies like Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) recently reporting an uptick in business, many CAPS members are taking a bullish stance on EMC. Like its virtualization subsidiary, VMware (NYSE:VMW), EMC made a strong showing this earnings season, generating a 58% jump in its bottom line over last year. The tidy profit came below 2% revenue growth, which topped the average analysts' estimate of essentially a flat top line. The company has been able to shed costs to boost its efficiency, and the trimming of its workforce over the past year is expected to help save half a billion dollars in 2010.

As reports from companies like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) have suggested an increase in technology spending, EMC looks for continuing improvement in IT spending this year to help it grow revenue. Its acquisitions of RSA and Data Domain have helped the company with international expansion and a joint venture with Cisco will create new data storage equipment to compete with rivals like Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). The company says it's in its "best financial shape ever," giving CAPS members more reason to be bullish as it continues to strengthen its position in growth markets like cloud computing.

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