Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas refiner Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Phillips 66's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Phillips 66 facts
||Oil and gas refining and marketing
||Chairman/CEO Greg Garland
CFO Greg Maxwell
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
Shell Oil Products
US Valero Energy
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 72 members who have rated Phillips 66 believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those bulls, jc09058, tapped the stock as a timely bargain opportunity:
Yes, it refines oil but there's a little more behind this company. High end chemical developer and a mid stream business make for nice optional extra to add to the bottom line and to grow the business.
It's cheap now because of the traditional unloading of spin offs which is fine by me. ... This is one time when the sum of the parts was greater than the whole, but between ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, I expect Phillips 66 to provide the better return over the near future.
That's because it's being valued as an oil refiner. It's more than that. It receives 40% of its profit from high-return chemical and midstream businesses.
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