4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Regency Energy Partners

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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 company Regency Energy Partners (NYS: RGP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Regency facts

Headquarters (founded)Dallas (2003)
Market Cap$3.9 billion
IndustryOil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.5 billion
ManagementCEO Michael Bradley (since 2010)
CFO Thomas Long (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)4.5%
Cash/Debt$990,000 / $1.7 billion
Dividend Yield7.5%
CompetitorsAtlas Pipeline Partners
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
Chesapeake Midstream Partners

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 191 members who have rated Regency believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, XCLORD, highlighted the several trends working in Regency's favor:

Riding the energy wave? Check.
Riding the natural gas wave? Check.
Riding the pipeline wave? Check.
Riding the dividend wave (7.5%)? Check.

What's not to like?  

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