4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cincinnati Financial

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 Cincinnati Financial (Nasdaq: CINF  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cincinnati Financial facts

Headquarters (Founded) Fairfield, Ohio (1950)
Market Cap $6.3 billion
Industry Property and casualty insurance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.9 billion
Management CEO Steven Johnston (since 2011)
CFO Michael Sewell (since 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 7.6%
Cash/Debt $263.0 million / $935.0 million
Dividend Yield 4.2%
Competitors American Financial Group
Farmers Group
Progressive Group

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 280 members who have rated Cincinnati Financial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star Chemdawg, briefly tapped Cincinnati Financial as a particularly timely income opportunity: "[D]ividend aristocrat ... long term stability and [profitability] ... many years of dividend increases. [V]olatility is coming ... be ready for it."

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Cincinnati Financial may not be your top choice.

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