5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Devon Energy

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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, natural gas and oil producer Devon Energy (NYS: DVN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Devon facts

Headquarters (founded)Oklahoma City (1971)
Market Cap$28.7 billion
IndustryOil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$10.6 billion
ManagementCEO John Richels (since 2010)
CFO Jeffrey Agosta (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)2.3%
Cash/Debt$7.1 billion / $9.8 billion
Dividend Yield0.9%
CompetitorsChesapeake Energy
Encana
EOG Resources

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,085 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

It has done reasonably well despite the crash in the price of natural gas. As shale gas drilling slows down and as transition of transportation from oil to [natural] gas speeds up, [Devon] should do very well.

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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 Motley Fool owns shares of Devon. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Devon and Chesapeake. 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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