Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer electronic device giant has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Apple facts

Headquarters (founded)

Cupertino, Calif. (1976)

Market Cap

$405.3 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$169.1 billion

Management

CEO Tim Cook (since 2011)

CFO Peter Oppenheimer (since 2004)

39.7%

Cash/Debt

$39.1 billion / $0

Dividend Yield

2.8%

Competitors

Google

BlackBerry


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

On CAPS, 92% of the 30,076 members who have rated Apple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star JaysRage, succinctly summed up the Apple bull case for our community:

I am generally in favor of the recent cash-management activities. If Apple stays pinned at [$450 per share] or lower, it will save the company a ton of money. ...

It has been a long time since Apple introduced new products. Some Apple "investors" are restless and bored and many of them are chasing some other bright shiny things now that Apple isn't as sexy.

Long story short: I think the cash management should keep Apple pinned near $450. If the predicted pipeline begins to produce new products in Q3 and Q4 and beyond as promised by management, Apple will regain the "sexy" and we'll see it approach its value sometime toward the beginning of 2014. I do think they will see some continued margin erosion on mature products, but that is priced in and then some.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

The article Why Apple Still Looks Juicy originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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