5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Dominion Resources

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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, energy provider Dominion Resources (NYS: D) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Dominion facts

Headquarters (founded)Richmond, Va. (1909)
Market Cap$28.9 billion
IndustryElectric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$14.4 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Thomas Farrell
CFO Mark McGettrick
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16.6%
Cash/Debt$102.0 million / $20.9 billion
Dividend Yield4.2%
CompetitorsAmerican Electric Power
Duke Energy
NiSource

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 644 members who have rated Dominion believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, rockjam78, tapped Dominion as a timely income opportunity:

A recent favorable ruling from the Department of Energy may allow Dominion Resources to begin exporting LNG to some 20 countries abroad. This could have a big effect on Dominion's bottom line in the upcoming quarters. ... The popularity of the clean burning natural gas has been on the rise in countries like Japan having had their no so long ago problems with nuclear energy. Add to this a nice dose of insider buying (one of my favorite indicators) and an attractive dividend to boot, this stock could be a market outperformer in the months to come.

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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 Dominion and Duke. 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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