5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Whiting USA Trust II

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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, oil and gas royalty trust Whiting USA Trust II (NYS: WHZ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Whiting USA facts

Headquarters (founded)Austin, Texas (2011)
Market Cap$424.7 million
IndustryIndependent oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Net Income$64.9 million
Total Assets$174.7 million
Projected Yield17.4%

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 23 members who have rated Whiting USA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TSIF, tapped the stock as a relatively quick way to make some income:

This is a recent IPO trust with a possible 16% yield to start. I have followed a few of these trusts that are set up for a set number of years, or a set production. This is common on oil/NG and some natural resources. Since little money is put in to expand or maintain the output, they generally have declining production and a declining dividend.

Jim Royal pointed this one out in this Fool article.

These type of trusts often end up extremely overvalued in later years. ... As Jim points out, it is not a long term buy/hold/forget proposition. ...


Don't fall for this type of trust at a high premium in its later years. In the early stages, these appear to hold up. Once the dividend gets "printed" on stock ticker data, it could see a boost above its IPO price.

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