5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Aflac

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance giant Aflac (NYSE: AFL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Aflac facts

Headquarters (founded)

Columbus, Ga. (1955)

Market Cap

$22.5 billion

Industry

Life and health insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$24.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Daniel Amos
President/CFO Kriss Cloninger III

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.4%

Cash/Debt

$2.2 billion/$3.9 billion

Dividend Yield

2.7%

Competitors

AIG (NYSE: AIG  )
MetLife
(NYSE: MET  )
Prudential Financial
(NYSE: PRU  )

Source: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,001 members who have rated Aflac believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this morning, one of those bulls, kf9211, highlighted Aflac as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Insurance business has been hit because of low interest rates. Additionally stock is over-reacting to European fears, and the Japanese Tsunami. Once the economic environment normalizes this stock should outpace the market substantially.

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Brian D. Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group and has the following options: long JAN 2014 $25.00 calls on American International Group. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Aflac and American International Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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