Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance company Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sun Life facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto, Canada (1999)
Market Cap $18.2 billion
Industry Life and health insurance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $25.31 billion

CEO Donald Stewart (since 1999)

CFO Colm Freyne (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 6.1%
Cash/Debt $70.4 billion / $10.3 billion
Dividend Yield 4.7%

Manulife Financial (NYSE: MFC)

Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU)

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

On CAPS, 89% of the 167 members who have rated Sun Life believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include billybob4148 and witness1260.

Just last week, billybob4148 tapped Sun Life as a rather timely opportunity: "Great financial company, nice dividend, TONS of cash on hand, insurance companies in general getting beat up due to Japan disaster, I expect this company to come back."

In fact, Sun Life currently boasts a particularly juicy dividend of 4.7%. That's higher than that of other life insurance stocks like Manulife (3%), MetLife (NYSE: MET) (1.7%), and Prudential (1.9%).

CAPS member witness1260 elaborates on the bull case:

They have little debt and are primed to grow. They've already seen above-average earnings growth, and I think that's just the beginning. Solid margins absolutely help. Throw in the P/E and Price to Book, and this stock is way on sale.

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