Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified energy company National Fuel Gas (NYSE: NFG ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Fuel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
National Fuel facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Williamsville, N.Y. (1902)|
|Market Cap||$3.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.7 billion|
|Management||CEO David Smith (since 2008)
COO Ronald Tanski (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$192.2 million / $1.4 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 213 members who have rated National Fuel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this year, one of those Fools, CapngainerII, listed a few of the National Fuel's positives: "Oversold. [New York and Pennsylvania] utility, owns thousands of acres of timber, sitting atop the Marcellus shale. Any rise in [natural gas] prices will be leveraged here."
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