5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: HollyFrontier

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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, independent oil refiner HollyFrontier (NYS: HFC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

HollyFrontier facts

Headquarters (Founded)Dallas (1947)
Market Cap$6.3 billion
IndustryOil and gas refining and marketing
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$12.7 billion
ManagementCEO Michael Jennings
CFO Douglas Aron
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)14.4%
Cash/Debt$1.7 billion / $1.2 billion
Dividend Yield1.3%
CompetitorsExxonMobil
Valero Energy
Western Refining

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 702 members who have rated HollyFrontier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Rich Duprey (TMFCop), tapped HollyFrontier as a particularly timely pick:

Obama kills the Keystone XL pipeline for political gain thereby ensuring bottlenecks remain in Cushing. That will widen the Brent-WTI spread, which plays to [HollyFrontier's] strengths as it possesses below-market WTI sweet crude that it purchased from Frontier and [Sunoco].

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Western Refining. 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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