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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Bill Barrett

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Bill Barrett (NYSE: BBG  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Bill Barrett's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Bill Barrett facts

Headquarters (founded) Denver (2002)
Market Cap $1.3 billion
Industry Oil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $783.7 million
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Fredrick Barnett
CFO Robert Howard
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 4.9%
Cash/Debt $57.3 million / $882.2 million
Competitors Caerus Oil and Gas LLC
Occidental Petroleum
Plains Exploration & Production

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 198 members who have rated Bill Barrett believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Andy Cross (TMFOpie), succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:

Low cost natty and oil producer in some prime regions out west. Selling at its 10yr PV. Migrating to more liquid gases and oil from dry natty. Natty/energy stocks have been in the toilet over the last 6 months, but long-term the value will be recognized. Yet if natty stays depressed then the wait could be long. Be patient.

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