Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity giant Exelon (NYSE: EXC) has earned a respected four-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 $26.5 billion
Industry Electric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $18.3 billion

CEO John Rowe (since 2004)

CFO Matthew Hilzinger (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 22.3%
Cash/Debt $2.74 billion / $12.9 billion
Dividend Yield 5.2%

Ameren (NYSE: AEE)

Dynegy (NYSE: DYN)


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,642 members who have rated Exelon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MasterRoadrunner and thompsonac.

Just last month, MasterRoadrunner tapped Exelon as an atomic income opportunity: "I really like the dividend that is very secure for years. It is the largest nuclear energy producer in the USA. Just a very healthy large cap stock that has a positive cash flow."

As the country's largest nuclear plant operator, Exelon remains one of our community's favorite plays on the push toward green energy. Thanks in large part to its low-cost plants, Exelon's three-year average return on equity (22.3%) easily tops that of rivals Ameren (6.5%), Dynegy (-8.5%), and PPL (12.3%), as well as other power producers like NextEra (NYSE: NEE) (14%) and Entergy (NYSE: ETR) (14.8%).

According to CAPS member thompsonac, Exelon's valuation is just as attractive:

Exelon has a dividend of over 5%, and it has a history of consistently raising its dividend payout. Its P/E ration is barely above single digits. The energy sector is suffering right now, but [Exelon] isn't going anywhere and will see its own price rebound in the coming months. The dividend plus a rising share price will most likely result in a very nice return over the next few years. For a buy-and-hold, I don't think it gets much better than this.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned.

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