Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power producer FPL Group (NYSE:FPL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

FPL facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Juno Beach, Florida (1984)

Market Cap

$17.08 billion


Electric utilities

TTM Revenue

$15.28 billion


CEO Lewis Hay III (since June 2001)

CFO Armando Pimentel Jr. (since April 2008)

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

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CAPS members bullish on FPL also bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 175 of the 181 All-Star members who have rated FPL -- 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These bulls include PuddinHead42 and divagator, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Last week, PuddinHead42 gave Fools a heads-up about the power play: "Great dividend. Another bloody market of fear is giving you a bargain (10/15/08) at $37.5. Take it now."

In a pitch in August, divagator shared that sentiment, highlighting the stock's downturn-defending attributes:

I have followed this utility for a decade. Stock is up nearly 100% during the past 9 years with a steadily improved dividend over that time. Management is looking beyond [Florida] and beyond coal and gas fired plants to wind and nuclear. I think they [are] smart and patient in deciding when and how to grow. I'm jumping in now because it is trading near its 52-week low. Should the market tumble down to 10000, I think this one has a floor underneath it in the form of solid, predictable earnings and should outpace the S&P.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Southern Company is a Motley Fool Income Investor recommendation. Chesapeake Energy is an Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.