5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: MGE Energy

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity producer MGE Energy (NAS: MGEE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

MGE facts

Headquarters (founded) Madison, Wis. (1855)
Market Cap $1.0 billion
Industry Electric utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $546.4 million
Management Chairman/CEO Gary Wolter
CFO Jeffrey Newman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11%
Cash/Debt $41.2 million / $363.6 million
Dividend Yield 3.5%
Competitors ALLETE
Integrys Energy
Wisconsin Energy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 56 members who have rated MGE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, camelot61, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

This is a conservative investment. Long standing company in stable regional market. I expect slow; stable growth ... [dividend reinvestment plan] in place. I think this stock will slightly outperform the S&P over the long term (~5-10 yr.).

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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