Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company Marathon Oil (NYS: MRO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Marathon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated oil and gas
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$639.0 million / $4.8 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,693 members who have rated Marathon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Marathon has a unique and strong position in highly sought after oil fields in West Africa and Libya. It is also well positioned in the Oil Sands, Bakken and Eagle Ford Shale. It's like buying Exxon/Chevron in its early days. Buy it for your kids!
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