Why WellPoint Is Ready to Recover


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health insurer WellPoint has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

WellPoint facts

Headquarters (founded)

Indianapolis (1944)

Market Cap

$18.8 billion


Managed health care

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$61.5 billion


Interim CEO John Cannon
CFO Wayne Deveydt

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$22.1 billion / $14.3 billion

Dividend Yield




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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,006 members who have rated WellPoint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TXinvestor82, tapped WellPoint as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Got to say that I really like and agree with the analysis I've read about this one. Strong competitive advantages (scale, stickiness, network effect) that have been overshadowed by fixable management missteps and uncertainty. Significantly undervalued.

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