Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity giant Exelon (NYSE: EXC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Exelon facts

Headquarters (Founded) Chicago (1887)
Market Cap $26.2 billion
Industry Electric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $18.9 billion
Management CEO John Rowe (since 2004)
CFO Matthew Hilzinger (since 2005)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 20.1%
Cash / Debt $1.0 billion / $13.5 billion
Dividend Yield 5.4%
Competitors Ameren Dynegy PPL

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,840 members who have rated Exelon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star GETRICHSLOW2, tapped Exelon as an electric income opportunity:

Utility company heavy on nuclear which I think is a good thing. Nuclear will return once the world realizes the green energy forms cannot meet all the growing demand for electricity. Cheap. ... Great source of income at 5% dividend.

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