5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: HollyFrontier

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent oil refiner HollyFrontier (NYS: HFC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

HollyFrontier facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1947)

Market Cap

$6.3 billion


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.0 billion


CEO Michael Jennings
CFO Douglas Aron

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$1.9 billion / $1.3 billion

Dividend Yield



Valero Energy
Western Refining

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 724 members who have rated HollyFrontier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star Quaker08, tapped the stock as a particularly timely opportunity:

Nicely positioned to take advantage of low WTI price. [Wednesday's] inventory report shows supply is rising in Cushing. I don't think the Seaway pipeline will be able to stop supply glut. It will be interested to see if there are any other pipeline reversals in the coming months. Until then, [HollyFrontier] and mid-continent refiners are in a sweet spot.

If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, HollyFrontier may not be your top choice.

We've found another energy play we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Only Energy Stock You'll Ever Need." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the newTrackPoisedToCAPS account.

At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Exxon. The Motley Fool owns shares of Western Refining. 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.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.