Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips (NYS: COP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Conoco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO James Mulva
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$6.0 billion / $27.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 5,656 members who have rated Conoco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I know three things in this world: 1. For about the past 150 years we have been an oil economy. 2. For the balance of my life we will continue to be an oil economy. 3. I am a dividend investor. Add these three things together, and the dividend players in oil sector look like good bets. It's only a matter of time until demand rises for liquid fuel. This is a conventional and very tenable prediction. So within the sector, I think there are several good choices. My horse is [Conoco], due in large part to its price and dividends. ... I am neutral on the prospect for spin offs, but others have spoken favorably about this.
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