Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance giant Manulife Financial (NYSE: MFC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Manulife facts

Headquarters (founded)

Toronto (1887)

Market Cap

$29.9 billion


Life insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$35.3 billion


CEO Donald Guloien

CFO Michael Bell

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$14.4 billion / $12.8 billion

Dividend Yield



Hartford Financial Services (NYSE: HIG)

MetLife (NYSE: MET)

Prudential (NYSE: PRU)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 488 members who have rated Manulife believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include phenzen and BuffettJunior1.

Earlier this year, phenzen touched on Manulife's exciting Far East expansion: "They have a great position in China and have done a lot of the work to get their products in front of this growing population."

Currently, Manulife even boasts a particularly attractive dividend yield of 3.2%. That's higher than that of listed competitors Hartford Financial (1.6%), MetLife (1.8%), and Prudential (1.9%).

CAPS member BuffettJunior1 elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

This stock is so undervalued its laughable. The company is a cash cow! You wouldn't be able to tell that just by looking at net income. However, when examining the cash flow, we come to realize just how much money the company is taking in every year. ... Net income was negative [last year], but then again net income does not represent actual cash. ...

The company also pays a healthy dividend, which if reinvested, could make this a great stock for the long term investor.

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