Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas gorilla ExxonMobil has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Exxon and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Irving, Texas (1870)
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson
CFO Andrew Swiger
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$9.6 billion / $11.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 8,371 members who have rated Exxon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those Fools, konradgateau, succinctly summed up the Exxon bull case for our community: "Good profitability, improving fundamentals, strong balance sheet, cheap shareholder yield (dividends, debt repayment and share repurchase)."
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