Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, European oil and gas giant Total (NYS: TOT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Total's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO Christophe de Margerie
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$20.6 billion / $41.8 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,450 members who have rated Total believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, TMFCane, briefly touched on Total's attractive global growth prospects: "Really nice company that boasts an array of reserves across high-out, high-potential locations such as [the Middle East], Africa, and even expanding into South America with the Brazil pickup."
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