4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: FPL Group

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power producer FPL Group (NYSE: FPL  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

FPL facts

Headquarters

Juno Beach, Fla. (1984)

Market Cap

$23.15 billion

Industry

Electric Utilities

TTM Revenue

$16.68 billion

Management

CEO Lewis Hay III (since 2001)
COO James Robo (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)

13.9%

Dividend Yield

3.4%

Competitors

Southern (NYSE: SO  )
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN  )

CAPS members bullish on FPL also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE: GE  )
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  )

CAPS members bearish on FPL also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE: GM  )
Citigroup (NYSE: C  )

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 869 of the 999 members who have rated FPL -- some 87% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include crazyhorse49 and All-Star mistrgolf, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In March, crazyhorse49 wrote that FPL "is better positioned to take advantage of the "clean energy movement" than any other utility company in North America." Our CAPS member continues: "I'd like to see a little more cash but that's hard enough for a utility company, let alone a top grower in the industry based on ROE and earnings growth."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, mistrgolf also taps FPL as an ideal alternative power play:

Their NextEra "competitive" energy generating business (No. 1 in wind & solar energy in the US) appears to be working very well. NextEra seems to be their earnings driver posting larger EPS than the FL utility business this quarter.

They are No. 3 in the US nuke power.

They are a leader in "smart grid" technology.

It also appears that Washington will be throwing lots of stimulus cash their way.

To me, they appear well positioned for a strong future.

They pay a nice dividend which is a plus in this economy.

What do you think about FPL Group, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 130,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Southern and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.


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