5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chevron

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.

Chevron facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Ramon, Calif. (1879)

Market Cap

$206.5 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$236.3 billion


Chairman/CEO John Watson
CFO Patricia Yarrington

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$20.3 billion / $9.7 billion

Dividend Yield



Royal Dutch Shell

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.

Just last week, one of those bulls, divinezone, tapped Chevron as a solid income opportunity:

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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