4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Newfield Exploration

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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 explorer Newfield Exploration (NYS: NFX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Newfield facts

Founded (founded)The Woodlands, Texas (1988)
Market Cap$3.5 billion
IndustryIndependent oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$2.6 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Lee Boothby
CFO Terry Rathert
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)13.6%
Cash/Debt$27.0 million / $2.9 billion
CompetitorsCabot Oil & Gas
Forest Oil
Marathon Oil

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 334 members who have rated Newfield believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, JRFord2123, highlighted Newfield as an attractive bargain opportunity:

Incredibly undervalued, P/E of ~5 although the forward P/E isn't as rosy. P/B < 1. Substantial investment going back into the company and oil and gas production above its industry peers. Near a 52-week low from an over $70 high.

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

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