Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurer Cincinnati Financial
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cincinnati Financial's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Cincinnati Financial facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Fairfield, Ohio (1950)|
|Market Cap||$4.09 billion|
|Industry||Property and casualty insurance|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.91 billion|
CEO Steven Johnston
CIO Martin Hollenbeck
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||9%|
|Cash/Debt||$313 million / $839 million|
Source: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, bkwfool tapped Cincinnati Financial as an attractive bargain opportunity: "Price beaten down by recent losses due to tornado damage claims. But they are conservative underwriters currently selling below book value with a long history of dividend growth."
In fact, Cincinnati Financial currently sports a particularly juicy dividend yield of 6.4%. That's much higher than that of competitors such as CNA (1.8%), Hartford Financial (2.5%), and Travelers (3.4%).
CAPS member NoobInvestor elaborates on the income opportunity:
A nice strong dividend legend. Pays out great, there will always be a need for insurance, and Cincinnati Financial is definitely a seasoned vet in any economy, and has been rewarding its shareholders year after year. It has gotten shaken up by a few tornadoes recently, but it'll soon regain it's composure and walk right through them. I like CINF long.
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