5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Devon 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 and oil producer Devon Energy (NYS: DVN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Devon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Oklahoma City (1971)

Market Cap

$23.8 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.7 billion

Management

CEO John Richels (since 2010)
CFO Jeffrey Agosta (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.5%

Cash/Debt

$7.1 billion / $10.6 billion

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

Chesapeake Energy (NYS: CHK)
Encana
(NYS: ECA)
EOG Resources
(NYS: EOG)


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,187 of the members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

Natural Gas weighted producer with an excellent balance sheet that is still doing reasonably well despite the current low gas price environment. With gas drilling continue to decrease, the supply demand imbalance will eventually shift in Devon's favor. Gas prices will not stay low forever. Great value to buy Devon now.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Devon Energy originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Devon Energy and has the following options: long JAN 2013 $16.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, short JAN 2014 $15.00 puts on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $20.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, and long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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