5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Devon Energy

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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Devon facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oklahoma City, Okla. (1971)

Market Cap

$23.1 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.5 billion


CEO John Richels (since 2010)

CFO Jeffrey Agosta (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$6.8 billion / $7.9 billion

Dividend Yield


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,002 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Veritas1010 and NHWeston.

In late August, Veritas1010 listed several of Devon's positives:

N.gas, domestically focused now that it has shed international foray. Low price, low debt, solid unconventional opportunities with sound yield potential. Dividend, low, yes, but compensated with capital gains via growth.

In fact, Devon currently sports a particularly paltry P/E of 4.1. That represents a clear discount to other natural gas plays like Anadarko Petroleum (NYS: APC) (37.4), Apache (NYS: APA) (8.1), and Chesapeake Energy (NYS: CHK) (17).

CAPS member NHWeston expands on Devon as a relatively potent pick:

If you like [Chesapeake], you should adore Devon. ... Devon comes WITHOUT Aubrey McClendon. ... [A]nd Devon is close to its annual Low. [I know, what stock isn't....] At its height, Devon has been in mid 90's so there are real possibilities here.

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