5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Schlumberger

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services giant Schlumberger (NYS: SLB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Schlumberger facts

Headquarters (Founded)Houston (1927)
Market Cap$94.8 billion
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$37.6 billion
ManagementCEO Paal Kibsgaard (since 2011)
CFO Simon Ayat (since 2007)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)16.3%
Cash/Debt$6.1 billion / $11.5 billion
Dividend Yield1.5%
CompetitorsBaker Hughes
Halliburton
Weatherford International

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,989 members who have rated Schlumberger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, All-Star bradford86, highlighted the stock as a cheap way to go for growth:

Schlumberger is certainly not priced as if it is slated to grow at a 30% clip across the next three years. ... Forecasting puts earnings at $4.95 in 2012. Slap a minimum of a 15 multiple on Schlumberger and note that management treats their employees right. Target: $75-$85. I'm actually surprised to see a company with this much growth in store kicking out a dividend that they even went as far as to raise last year.

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