5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chesapeake Energy
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy (NYS: CHK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chesapeake's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Oklahoma City (1989)|
|Market Cap||$13.7 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$11.6 billion|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Aubrey McClendon|
CFO Domenic Dell'Osso
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(5.3%)|
|Cash/Debt||$351.0 million / $10.9 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 7,685 members who have rated Chesapeake believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Natural gas] price can't keep going lower forever, plus, [Chesapeake's] controversial CEO has been executing quite well on the 25/25 plan to realize cash from assets in joint ventures and thus reduce debt -- the market will eventually notice. Timing the market is especially impossible here, but, in 5 years [Chesapeake] will be a multi-bagger from today's [$20-ish share price].
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