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.
Oklahoma City (1971)
Oil and gas exploration and production
CEO John Richels (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$7.1 billion / $9.8 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 2,085 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
It has done reasonably well despite the crash in the price of natural gas. As shale gas drilling slows down and as transition of transportation from oil to [natural] gas speeds up, [Devon] should do very well.
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