Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, communications equipment specialist Arris Group has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Arris facts

Headquarters (founded)

Suwanee, Ga. (1969)

Market Cap

$1.7 billion

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Stanzione

CFO David Potts

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

3.9%

Cash/Debt

$548.4 million / $218.9 million

Competitors

Cisco Systems

Motorola Solutions


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 770 members who have rated Arris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, adamlevy, applauded Arris' recent agreement with Internet gorilla Google :

The deal with Google provides Arris with a lot of great patents that it can use. The company also sent 16% of its stock to Google, giving Google a lot of incentive to support Arris whenever it can. This could be key to getting great returns if Google decides to partner with Arris for some living room technology projects. The deal appears to be accretive for EPS, and the cash flows provided by the combination should be more than sufficient to cover the debt Arris took on to pay Google. All in all, Arris looks to have acquired something it can synergize well, and put itself in a good position with Google.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Making Big News: Arris Group originally appeared on Fool.com.

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