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 Homeowners Choice (NAS: HCII) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Homeowners Choice and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Homeowners Choice facts
Tampa, Fla. (2006)
Property and casualty insurance
Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Paresh Patel
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$131.1 million / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 71 members who have rated Homeowners Choice believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Homeowners Choice is an extremely fast growing property and casualty insurance company in Florida. Despite the fact that the stock has more than tripled in the past 12 months, HCII still has plenty more room to grow. The stock pays a solid 3.5% dividend yield and the payout ratio is only about 20% so there is plenty of room to grow the dividend too. The naysayers who are not willing to do the homework to find the facts argue that a hurricane would significantly harm earnings, but the fact is that the company's liabilities are very limited by reinsurance.
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