4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: ACE Limited

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance giant ACE Limited (NYS: ACE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

ACE facts

Headquarters (founded)

Zurich, Switzerland (1985)

Market Cap

$24.4 billion


Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Evan Greenberg
CFO Philip Bancroft

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$3.1 billion / $6.3 billion

Dividend yield



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

On CAPS, 91% of the 270 members who have rated ACE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star JPresbrown, tapped the stock as an inexpensive income opportunity: "Large insurer with a superior long-term track record selling at a substantial discount to the market. Offers a good yield with a history of steady dividend increases with below-market [price-to-earnings] and a [price-to-earnings growth] ratio of 1."

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