Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity provider Mirant (NYSE:MIR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Mirant facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Atlanta (1982)

Market Cap

$1.91 billion


Diversified utilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.94 billion


CEO Edward Muller (since 2005)
CFO J. William Holden, III (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.03 billion / $2.63 billion

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 348 members who have rated Mirant believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include umight and thesaneinvestor.

Just two weeks ago, umight highlighted Mirant as a marvelous bargain:

With a P/E under 2.00 ... I find this pretty attractive. Environmental restrictions / requirements loom on the horizon for this coal and gas based utility, but it is hard to imagine them being regulated out of business given demand and the lack of viable, price-competitive alternatives.

In a pitch from late last year, thesaneinvestor expands on the electric opportunity:

After taking out intangibles, I got a P/B level of 0.51. This, coupled with the company's strong operating cash flows, and overall cash flows, leads me to an outperform rating. The company's industry is solid, and I don't expect the energy industry to revolutionize itself dramatically in the next five years. This is a value play that the market will at least come to value the company at its book value.

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