Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurer Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Aspen facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (2002)

Market Cap

$2.3 billion


Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2 billion


CEO Christopher  O'Kane (since 2002)
CFO Richard Houghton (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bearish on AHL Also Bearish on


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

On CAPS, 95.7% of the 166 members who have rated Aspen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars LattePup and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Three weeks ago, LattePup summed up Aspen as a quality company selling at a decent price: "good ROE, reasonable price-book, price-earnings."

And just last week, the stock also happened to pass mrindependent's screen for soundness:

The screen requires a sustainable dividend yield in excess of 2% along with a reasonable p/e ratio. Although the company's earnings appear to be recovering after a poor (but positive) performance in 2008, Aspen Insurance Holdings remains undervalued in relation to its historical norms. Current p/bv: 0.69. Five year median p/bv: 1.02. The stock is also somewhat timely judging by its CAPS rating of 4 and stockscouter rating of 9. Recent changes in analysts' earnings estimates also appear favorable.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Markel is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. FedEx is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.