4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cincinnati Financial

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurer Cincinnati Financial (NAS: CINF) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cincinnati Financial facts

Headquarters (founded)

Fairfield, Ohio (1950)

Market Cap

$4.09 billion


Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.91 billion


CEO Steven Johnston

CIO Martin Hollenbeck

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$313 million / $839 million

Dividend Yield



CNA Financial (NYS: CNA)

Hartford Financial (NYS: HIG)

Travelers Cos. (NYS: TRV)

Source: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 282 members who have rated Cincinnati Financial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include bkwfool and TheNoobInvestor.

This past summer, bkwfool tapped Cincinnati Financial as an attractive bargain opportunity: "Price beaten down by recent losses due to tornado damage claims. But they are conservative underwriters currently selling below book value with a long history of dividend growth."

In fact, Cincinnati Financial currently sports a particularly juicy dividend yield of 6.4%. That's much higher than that of competitors such as CNA (1.8%), Hartford Financial (2.5%), and Travelers (3.4%).

CAPS member NoobInvestor elaborates on the income opportunity:

A nice strong dividend legend. Pays out great, there will always be a need for insurance, and Cincinnati Financial is definitely a seasoned vet in any economy, and has been rewarding its shareholders year after year. It has gotten shaken up by a few tornadoes recently, but it'll soon regain it's composure and walk right through them. I like CINF long.

What do you think about Cincinnati Financial, or any other stock for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to find them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Interested in another easy way to trackCincinnati Financial?Add it to your watchlist.

At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 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.

Copyright © 1995 - 2011 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.