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||$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|
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.
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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