Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance giant Aflac (NYSE:AFL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Aflac facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Columbus, Ga. (1955)

Market Cap

$10.82 Billion


Life and Health Insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.31 Billion


CEO Daniel Amos (Since 1990)

COO Paul Amos II (Since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)


Dividend Yield




Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC)

CAPS Members Bullish on AFL Also Bullish on:


Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

CAPS Members Bearish on AFL Also Bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

On CAPS, fully 251 of the 270 All-Star members who have rated Aflac -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Werdenfelser and kristm, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Last week, Werdenfelser wrote that Aflac is a "beaten down insurance stock with strong balance sheet and profitable niche. No MBS exposure. The issue with the U.K. hybrid investments is serious, but at this point, it seems fully discounted in the stock price."

In a pitch from one week earlier (on the day of the stock's big plunge), kristm shares that sentiment and urges our community to pounce on the opportunity:

Insurance companies throw off mad cash, this one is in a market that usually isn't impacted by major disasters or calamities. They have the investing power of a well run bank without the liabilities from bad loans. Buying on the drop.

What do you think about Aflac, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 125,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Aflac and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. The Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.