4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Anadarko Petroleum

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 Anadarko Petroleum (NYS: APC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Anadarko facts

Founded (founded)

The Woodlands, Texas (1959)

Market Cap

$35.8 billion


Independent oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.1 billion


CEO James Hackett (since 2003)
CFO Robert Gwin (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$3.0 billion / $15.4 billion

Dividend Yield




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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,494 members who have rated Anadarko believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, tapped Anadarko as a particularly timely bargain opportunity: "Turning around as oil prices stabilize; any growth indicators will drive appreciation significantly. And especially as the presidential election gets closer."

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