Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity producer MGE Energy (Nasdaq: MGEE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

MGE facts

Headquarters (founded) Madison, Wis. (1855)
Market Cap $1.0 billion
Industry Electric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $546.4 million
Management Chairman/CEO Gary Wolter
CFO Jeffrey Newman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11%
Cash/Debt $41.2 million / $363.6 million
Dividend Yield 3.5%
Competitors ALLETE
Integrys Energy
Wisconsin Energy

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 56 members who have rated MGE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, camelot61, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

This is a conservative investment. Long standing company in stable regional market. I expect slow; stable growth ... [dividend reinvestment plan] in place. I think this stock will slightly outperform the S&P over the long term (~5-10 yr.).

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