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$31.5 billion
IndustryElectric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$18.7 billion
ManagementCEO Christopher Crane (since September 2008)
CFO Jonathan Thayer (since March 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16.9%
Cash/Debt$721.0 million / $18.8 billion
Dividend Yield4.1%
CompetitorsAmeren
Dynegy
PPL

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,932 members who have rated Exelon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Virosoft, listed a few of Exelon's positives:

-17 nuclear reactors (20% of USA) hydro/fossil-coal, natgas, oil ...
-Company has strong cash flows in any environment, and raw materials (Uranium) is cheap. ...
-Needs natural gas recovery which has lowered the value of this stock. ...
-Might not beat the market (SP500) but constant growth over long run high div yield.

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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 straddle 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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