Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance and financial services specialist Hartford Financial Services Group has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hartford Financial facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hartford, Conn. (1810)

Market Cap

$11.4 billion


Multi-line insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$26.4 billion


Chairman/CEO Liam McGee
CFO Christopher Swift

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$36.2 billion / $7.3 billion

Dividend Yield



Berkshire Hathaway
Liberty Mutual Holding

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

On CAPS, 84% of the 800 members who have rated Hartford Financial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, rlbeard6734, succinctly summed up the Hartford Financial bull case for our community:

[O]ne half of BV, low PE, decent dividend, lots of cash on hand, good earnings prospects, working through previous year's problems well. [N]ot rated highly by analysts yet so upgrades will be coming after this quarter when YOY comparisons will be great. Not often you can buy a company that is at such a low PE for one half of its book value.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends American International Group. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group and has the following options: Long Jan 2014 $25 Calls on American International Group. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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