5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ultra Petroleum
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas-focused explorer Ultra Petroleum (NYS: UPL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ultra's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1979)|
|Market Cap||$3.6 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.1 billion|
Chairman/CEO Michael Watford (since 1999)
CFO Marshal Smith (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$11.3 million / $1.9 billion|
Cabot Oil & Gas
Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,476 members who have rated Ultra believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Gas is at $2.50 and it's been down for sometime. I believe if it stays down demand will increase vs. oil etc. Why would you pay $4 per gallon when you can run a car on natural gas and pay $1 per gallon? If demand doesn't pick up, supply will eventually go offline. [Ultra] is very profitable at $5 gas, which I think we'll see in not too long.
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