Why Exelon Will Outperform in 2013

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

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

Exelon facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Chicago, Ill. (1887)

Market Cap

$25.9 billion

Industry

Electric utilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.4 billion

Management

CEO Christopher Crane (since 2008)

CFO Jonathan Thayer (since 2012)

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)

14.8%

Cash/Debt

$1.7 billion / $19.7 billion

Dividend Yield

7%

Competitors

Ameren (NYSE: AEE  )

Dynegy (NYSE: DYN  )

PPL (NYSE: PPL  )

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,974 members who have rated Exelon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFJLo, succinctly summed up the Exelon bull case for our community:

Nuclear [prissiness], fiscal cliff fears, and macro woes have knocked this stock price down. I like its wind energy portfolio, its smart grid technology adoption, its regulatory environment, and its scale. Plus, bullish on utilities overall.

Of course, this short article doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for Exelon. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand-new premium report on Exelon tells all sides of the story for one of the most compelling utility plays in the market. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

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