Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health insurer WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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.

WellPoint facts

Headquarters (Founded) Indianapolis (1944)
Market Cap $22.9 billion
Industry Managed health care
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $59.3 billion
Management CEO Angela Braly (since 2007)
CFO Wayne DeVeydt (since 2007)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 15.1%
Cash/Debt $19.56 billion / $9.66 billion
Dividend Yield 1.6%

Aetna (NYSE: AET)


UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 933 members who have rated WellPoint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include pchop123 and fellow Fool Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong), the seventh-ranked stock picker in all of CAPS.

Late last month , pchop123 touched on several of WellPoint's positives:

Moving up especially as people continue & rightfully so, continue to slam Obamacare. Some yield & attractive PE. Stock could jump as much as 50% over the next year on favorable developments.

In fact, WellPoint currently trades a rather paltry EV/EBITDA multiple of 2.4. That represents a clear discount to competitors like Aetna (4.7), CIGNA (5.2), and UnitedHealth (5.4).

Sean elaborates on the UnitedHealth bull case:

Best run health benefits company out there. Almost half of the company's value is tied up in net cash, the other comes from its extremely strong cash flow. Very profitable, [traded] well below book value and at just 7 times forward earnings. Looks good to me.

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