Why Occidental Is Poised to Outperform
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant Occidental Petroleum has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Occidental, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Los Angeles (1920)
Integrated oil and gas
CEO Stephen Chazen (since 2011)
CFO Cynthia Walker (since 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$3.8 billion / $7.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,398 members who have rated Occidental believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Very strong and consistent earnings, at 6%+ net income to gross revenues. Balance sheet is strong, too, with a significant asset-to-liabilities ratio. Share repurchases are continual over at least the past three years, showing internal confidence. A decent dividend yield, and a diversified business model. Should stay strong for a long time.
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The article Why Occidental Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Chevron. The Motley Fool owns shares of Devon Energy. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.