5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Exelon

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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, electricity giant Exelon (NYS: EXC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Exelon facts

Headquarters (Founded)Chicago (1887)
Market Cap$26.2 billion
IndustryElectric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$18.9 billion
ManagementCEO John Rowe (since 2004)
CFO Matthew Hilzinger (since 2005)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)20.1%
Cash / Debt$1.0 billion / $13.5 billion
Dividend Yield5.4%
CompetitorsAmerenDynegyPPL

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,840 members who have rated Exelon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star GETRICHSLOW2, tapped Exelon as an electric income opportunity:

Utility company heavy on nuclear which I think is a good thing. Nuclear will return once the world realizes the green energy forms cannot meet all the growing demand for electricity. Cheap. ... Great source of income at 5% dividend.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a write covered strangle position in Exelon. 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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