Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy products and services specialist Constellation Energy Group (NYSE:CEG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Constellation facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Baltimore (1906)

Market Cap

$6.87 billion


Independent power producers and traders

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.83 billion


CEO Mayo Shattuck, III (since 2001)
CFO Jonathan Thayer (since 2008)

Business Segments

Merchant energy, regulated electric, regulated gas

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$742.6 million / $6.5 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 Constellation believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MFddunaier and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Earlier this year, MFddunaier offered Fools a simple reason why Constellation's future shines so brightly: "Energy, that says it all over the next 5 years. Huge increase in demand."

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent also singled out Constellation as a rising dividend star:

Current yield is 2.9% and this ought to grow or stay the same. This stock fits with Bill Gross' theory that utility stocks will outperform because the dividends are almost equal to interest rates on t bonds, but the dividend yields tend grow with inflation while the interest rates on treasuries are fixed. Current p/bv 1.64 vs historical 5yr avg of 2.2. Current p/sales 0.39 vs historical 5 yr avg of 0.6. Estimated 2010 eps is 3.23, which means forward p/e is slightly above 10.

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