Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health insurer WellPoint
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at WellPoint's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Indianapolis (1944)|
|Market Cap||$23.5 billion|
|Industry||Managed health care|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$60.1 billion|
|Management||CEO Angela Braly (since 2007)
CFO Wayne DeVeydt (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||14.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$20.2 billion / $10.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 925 members who have rated WellPoint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Excellent Valuation, confirmed by strong buybacks. Plus diversification because Healthcare insurance is negatively correlated with economic cycle. During recessions people don't go to the doctor and that improves margins at insurers. Still some obamacare hangover in the health insurance sector.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of UnitedHealth Group. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, and Medco Health Solutions; and creating a diagonal call position in UnitedHealth Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.