5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: C&J Energy Services

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services (NYS: CJES) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

C&J facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1997)

Market Cap

$1.0 billion


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$870.3 million


Founder/Chairman/CEO Joshua Comstock
CFO Randall McMullen Jr.

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$78.2 million / $0


Baker Hughes

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 180 members who have rated C&J believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, NJ7, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Hydraulic fracturing is a transformative technology that is leading an energy revolution by allowing access to both oil and natural gas resources that were previously inaccessible (primarily natural gas in the US). While the excessive natural gas supply is laying the hurt on natural gas producers, the equipment makers/drillers are somewhat insulated from this. ... I like the great metrics on this company and how well it's run, as well as the rock-bottom valuation.

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