4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Continental Resources

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Continental Resources (NYS: CLR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Continental's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Continental facts

Headquarters (founded)

Enid, Okla. (1967)

Market Cap

$14.6 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.7 billion


Chairman/CEO Harold Hamm
President/COO Jeffery Hume

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$53.5 million / $1.3 billion


Abraxas Petroleum
Chesapeake Energy
EOG Resources

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 721 members who have rated Continental believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, MHenage, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Size matters in the oil industry, Continental is starting to see the fruits of its investments. Company's revenue has increased every quarter for the last 3 years. Good balance sheet, good growth expected.

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