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

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

ITC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Novi, Mich. (2001)

Market Cap

$4.8 billion


Electric utilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$851.1 million


Founder/CEO Joseph Welch

CFO Cameron Bready

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$72.7 million / $3.4 billion

Dividend Yield



American Electric Power

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 295 members who have rated ITC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Billy Kipersztok (TMFTailwind), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

ITC is a utility focused solely on one activity -- electricity transmission. This laser-focus on a core competency PLUS favorable public policy should provide continued development opportunities for this growing, acquisitive company. EPS have grown at a compounded annual rate of nearly 20% over the last 5 years, and CEO (/founder/chairman/president) Joseph Welch is very experienced, having spent his entire career in the utility industry.

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