5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Canadian Natural Resources


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy giant Canadian Natural Resources (NYS: CNQ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Canadian Natural facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Calgary, Canada

Market Cap

$38.4 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.75 billion


CEO Steve Laut
CFO Douglas Proll

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$6 million / $8.68 billion

Dividend Yield



EnCana (NYS: ECA)
Imperial Oil (ASE: IMO)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,513 members who have rated Canadian Natural believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include BonFete and All-Star DarthMaul09, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community.

Earlier this summer, BonFete touched on a few of Canadian Natural's positives:

There will always be a need for energy and [Canadian Natural] will provide. A good company , well managed. Excellent potentia l for future growth.

Currently, Canadian Natural even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.5. That represents a discount to peers like EnCana (24), Imperial Oil (11), and Anadarko (15).

CAPS All-Star DarthMaul09 offers a top-down take on Canadian Natural:

As fiat currencies die, investors will begin to seek out commodity and energy companies because of their intrinsic value. The rising price of gold and silver over the last 10 years was not a fluke, it was the slow progressive death of all fiat currencies. Companies that don't produce real products (banks, other financial institutions) will see their businesses fail with the death of the central bankers. CNQ is a company that is well positioned to take advantage of this paradigm shift in the world financial markets.

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