4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Eni

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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, Italian oil and gas giant Eni (NYS: E) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Eni facts

Headquarters (founded)Rome (1953)
Market Cap$77.9 billion
IndustryIntegrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$143.1 billion
ManagementCEO Paolo Scaroni
CFO Alessandro Bernini
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)13.2%
Cash/Debt$3 billion / $39.0 billion
Dividend Yield5.1%
Competitors

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 617 members who have rated Eni believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just a couple of days ago, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, weighed Eni's pros and cons for our community:

Positive:
- High yield, low PE, close to book value, European fears have supressed price, fears might be correct but then all stocks go down, at least Eni seems to be a good relative value.
-International diversification especially in Africa will more and more turn into an advantage

Negative:
- Very dependent on oil and natural gas prices, which could go down a lot more in a true recession.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Eni originally appeared on Fool.com.

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