Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data storage specialist EMC (NYSE:EMC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

EMC facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hopkinton, Mass. (1979)

Market Cap

$34.1 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.14 billion


Chairman/CEO Joseph Tucci (since 2001)
CFO David Goulden (since 2006)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 5 Years)

14.4% and 9.7%

Cash / Debt

$7.3 billion / $3.0 billion


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,024 members who have rated EMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include toastaface and murph1134.

Last week, toastaface highlighted EMC's highly acquisitive nature: "[A]cquisitions will be seen to pay off in longer-term strategy … weakening dollar plus international business will also benefit the company over medium /long term."

In a pitch from one week earlier, murph1134 also helped Fools wade through the data:

EMC is in a good position for growth. Data storage is going to be huge in the coming years, with on demand and electronic TV/Movies, and EMC will be a leader in providing this storage. Financially, they have a competitive P/E ratio compared to others in the industry. Low debt to equity ratio coupled with strong current and quick ratios. Historically low volatility. Overall, I think they will stay strong in the short run, with strong long term returns.

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