5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sasol

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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, energy and chemicals giant Sasol (NYS: SSL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sasol facts

Headquarters (founded)Johannesburg (1950)
Market Cap$32.1 billion
IndustryIntegrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$18.9 billion
ManagementCEO David Constable (since 2011)
CFO Kandimathie Christine Ramon (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)18%
Cash/Debt$1.9 billion / $2.1 billion
Dividend Yield4.7%
CompetitorsChevron
Occidental Petroleum

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 447 members who have rated Sasol believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, DividendsBoom, highlighted Sasol as a solid bargain opportunity:

This company has so many opportunities for investment, due to geography, and unique specialties and technologies that they should be able to allocate capital to projects with very high return prospects. Sounds like it deserves a premium, but it trades at a discount. Buy.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Sasol and Chevron. 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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