Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power provider Entergy (NYSE:ETR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Entergy facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New Orleans (1989)

Market Cap

$15.3 billion


Electric utilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.25 billion


CEO J. Wayne Leonard (since 1999)
CFO Leo Denault (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.1 billion / $11.5 billion

Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 300 members who have rated Entergy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars edwjm and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just yesterday, edwjm briefly described the electric opportunity:

[Entergy] produces and distributes electric power. It is also involved in the nuclear industry. Its balance sheet is respectable. At the current price of $81.07, the p/e is 14.4 and the [dividend yield] is 3.7%.

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent expands on Entergy as a great way to power your portfolio:

Unlike the interest payments on bonds the dividend payments on utility stocks are likely to increase with inflation. ... The company consistently grows sales and income. The balance sheet looks reasonable and the dividend is likely to grow. Currently selling for 1.8 times book value compared to its 5 year average p/bv of 2.2. I like the fact that Entergy has a strong presence in the nuclear industry because I believe nuclear will be a winner in the upcoming energy/environmental reshuffling.

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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.