4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Copano 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 transporter Copano Energy (NAS: CPNO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Copano facts

HeadquartersHouston
Market Cap$2.6 billion
IndustryOil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.3 billion
ManagementCEO Bruce Northcutt (since 2009)
CFO Carl Luna (since 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(4.7%)
Cash/Debt$57.0 million / $998.1 million
Dividend Yield6.5%
CompetitorsCenterPoint Energy
Enterprise Products Partners
Southwestern Energy

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 353 members who have rated Copano believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, indytom01, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Above average yield & surging shale production that should bolster [Copano's] pipeline cash flow growth. Plus several joint ventures with some of the other leading pipeline companies, along with changes to management golden parachute terms, make [Copano a] potential buyout.

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