Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nanotech investing specialist Harris & Harris
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harris & Harris' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Harris & Harris facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (1981)|
|Market Cap||$135.81 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$395.86 thousand|
Chairman/CEO Douglas Jamison (since 2009)
COO Dr. Daniel Wolfe (since 2009)
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||(4.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$2.55 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95.5% of the 934 members who have rated Harris & Harris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Geofiz and imajerbear, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.
Just last month, Geofiz touched on the company's giant potential: "This is purely a bet that, over time, [Harris & Harris] will have invested in 1 or 2 'big ones'."
With more than 30 companies in its portfolio, Harris & Harris continues to be one of the easier ways to tap the exciting potential of nanotechnology. While Harris & Harris shares sit almost exactly where they did one year ago -- versus other private equity firms like MVC, Ares, and Gladstone, which are all up nicely over the same period -- many Fools remain attracted to the powerful tailwinds working in its favor. Not all of Harris & Harris' picks will become a smashing nanotech success, but imajerbear believes its winners should more than make up for it:
Nano tech is very quietly taking over the world with everything from nanotubes to nano-robotics to God only knows what being developed in some lab in some start-up company that Harris and Harris probably has a piece of. Swinging for the fences does cause strike outs but it also makes for a lot of home runs. Hold long term.
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