Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data warehousing specialist Teradata (NYSE: TDC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Teradata facts

Headquarters (Founded) Dayton, Ohio (1979)
Market Cap $10.7 billion
Industry IT consulting and other services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.4 billion
Management CEO Michael Koehler
CFO Stephen Scheppmann
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 28.4%
Cash/Debt $772.0 million / $290.0 million
Competitors EMC

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

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

Just last month, one of those Fools, 3Fairfield, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Like the idea of investing in a solid tech company, the leader in its niche, with demonstrated track record in a growth area. ... I live near [Teradata] headquarters so I know a few of their employees and believe [Teradata] has quality management. And I'm thinking [Teradata] might be an attractive takeover.

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