Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas company Ultra Petroleum has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ultra Petroleum and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Ultra Petroleum facts
Houston, Texas (1979)
Oil and gas exploration and production
Chairman/CEO Michael Watford (since 1999)
CFO Marshal Smith (since 2005)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)
$59.2 million/$2.2 billion
Cabot Oil & Gas
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,568 members who have rated Ultra Petroleum believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Now is a worthwhile time to buy shares of this out-of-favor best-of-breed natural gas exploration and production company while the cost of natural gas is still in the doldrums. The share price of [Ultra] just hit a 5 year low, making this a good time to scoop some up on the cheap in order to be well-positioned in advance of an eventual [natural gas] recovery.
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