4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: C&J Energy Services


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services (NYS: CJES) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

C&J Energy facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1997)

Market Cap

$932.9 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$624.2 million


Founder/Chairman/CEO Joshua Comstock
CFO Randall McMullen Jr.

Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin



$50.6 million / $0


Baker Hughes

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 54 members who have rated C&J Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star IBDvalueinvestin, nicely summed up the bull case:

C&J Energy Services is one of these type of stocks "Growth Value", it IPO'd in July but has received little fanfare unlike the social media IPO'S of the recent past. ...

Full year estimates for C&J are now at $3.19 eps for 2011 & $4.25 eps for 2012, but with the way C&J grew earnings in 2011 over 2010, one has to wonder if $4.25 eps is too conservative for FY 2012 . So in my finishing remarks, while it may be more exciting to buy shares of companies that everyone else is buying, it is a lot more profitable to buy stocks under the radar trading at a bargain and then wait for the masses to find it once it goes up consistently as more and more investors discover it.

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