Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, radio and communication device specialist Harris (NYSE: HRS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Harris facts

Headquarters (Founded) Melbourne, Fla. (1895)
Market Cap $4.9 billion
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $6.0 billion
Management CEO William Brown (since 2011)
CFO Gary McArthur (since 2006)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 21.6%
Cash/Debt $387.0 million / $2.4 billion
Dividend Yield 2.7%
Competitors Boeing
General Dynamics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 656 members who have rated Harris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star bradford86, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

[Harris] is doing buybacks on the borrowed dollar. I would normally dislike this but I think that they are fine for now. I actually think that they are remarkably cheap. I'm a fan of the buybacks. They've been a growth story and are forecasting growth and are doing buybacks at a cheap price. Brilliant. Target: $45-$55. Outperform. They also come with a solid dividend of 2.7% at present.

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