Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Loews (NYSE: L) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Loews facts

Headquarters (founded) New York (1954)
Market Cap $15.4 billion
Industry Multi-line insurance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $14.1 billion
Management Co-Chairman Andrew Tisch
Co-Chairman Jonathan Tisch
CEO James Tisch
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 7.9%
Cash/Debt $6.0 billion / $9.0 billion
Dividend Yield 0.6%
Competitors AIG
Travelers Companies

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 618 members who have rated Loews believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those Fools, Turfscape, highlighted a few of Loews' positives:

I've been watching Loews for a while, getting an understanding of the business, and a few things are clear:

1) This is a well-run company. Management is smart by every definition.
2) Financials are solid.
3) At $37, it really appears to be a good value for long-term buy.

I'm jumping in.

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