Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, public utility holding company Northeast Utilities (NYS: NU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Northeast Utilities and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Northeast Utilities facts
Hartford, Conn. (1927)
CEO Thomas May
CFO James Judge
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$155.1 million / $9.1 billion
Alliant Energy (NYS: LNT)
National Grid (NYS: NGG)
NiSource (NYS: NI)
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 123 members who have rated Northeast Utilities believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "Over the next 10 years, Northeast estimates that it will gain around $780 million from merger savings. Short-term investors worry over short-term concessions, but the value of a larger and stronger utility is already showing itself in the company's ability to effectively respond to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, and it won't stop there."
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