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 (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$16.1 billion
IndustryMulti-line insurance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$14.0 billion
ManagementCo-Chairman Andrew Tisch
Co-Chairman Jonathan Tisch
CEO James Tisch
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)8.6%
Cash/Debt$6.5 billion / $9.2 billion
Dividend Yield0.6%
CompetitorsAIG
Transocean
Travelers Companies

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 628 members who have rated Loews believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Think of this stock as a Warren Buffett value-compassed company for half the price of Berkshire Hathaway. [Jim Cramer] isn't the only one who thinks this. They've got a good bankroll and have been sniffing around several stocks/private companies.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Loews originally appeared on Fool.com.

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