4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Loews

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Loews Corp. (NYS: L) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Loews facts

  
Headquarters (Founded)New York (1954)
Market Cap$15.3 billion
IndustryMulti-line insurance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$14.4 billion
ManagementCo-Chairman Andrew Tisch Co-Chairman Jonathan Tisch CEO James Tisch
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)5.6%
Dividend Yield0.6%
CompetitorsACE (NYS: ACE)
Berkshire Hathaway (NYS: BRK.A)
Chubb (NYS: CB)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 587 members who have rated Loews believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star TMFDeej, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and TMFBuck.

Earlier this week, TMFDeej tapped Loews as a pretty obvious value pick: "As usual, Loews is trading at a steep discount to its value on a sum-of-the-parts basis, which is reasonably easy to determine given the fact that many of its pieces are public companies."

In fact, Loews sports a cheapish price-to-book of 0.8. That represents a discount to competitors like ACE (1.0), Berkshire (1.2), and Chubb (1.2).

TMFBuck elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

Great management team that opportunistically deploys capital to maximize shareholder returns. Expect them to keep buying back shares and making infrequent but profitable acquisitions. You don't often get companies like this for 80% of book value.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Berkshire. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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