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 Chevron (NYS: CVX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chevron's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
San Ramon, Calif. (1879)
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO John Watson
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$20.3 billion / $9.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 4,060 members who have rated Chevron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Stock has traded at infinitesimal multiple for too long now, dividend is becoming very attractive being near 4%, and global demand for energy does not look to be slowing, or even capable of slowing in the forseeable future. Peddling necessities is a great way to make a profit, especially in an oligopolistic industry like Oil & Gas. One of the safer investments out there, barring a BP-level catastrophe. ... [Chevron] looks like a solid longer-term play unlikely to falter.
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