4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Enerplus

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

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

Enerplus facts

Headquarters (founded)Calgary, Canada (1986)
Market Cap$3.6 billion
IndustryOil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.1 billion
ManagementCEO Gordon Kerr
CFO Robert Waters
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)0.2%
Cash/Debt$5.7 million / $965.7 million
Dividend Yield11.8%
CompetitorsBonavista Energy
Canadian Natural Resources
TAQA North

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 716 members who have rated Enerplus believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, aljanssen, succinctly summed up the opportunity: "They are more or less oily with a growing trend to liquids. [T]hey can export to the USA/China with ease ... stock rather than cash dividend coming soon to the U.S. stock holders (vote in May)."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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