Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas explorer TransGlobe Energy (Nasdaq: TGA ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TransGlobe's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Calgary, Canada (1968)
||Oil and gas exploration and production
||CEO Ross Clarkson (since December 1996)
CFO Randy Neely (since May 2012)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$127.3 million / $163.7 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 523 members who have rated TransGlobe believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, condor4956, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:
This is a lean, mean, oil-producing machine. ... They keep a low profile, in the Arab world -- as they should; their growth comes at a very reasonable price, i.e., they use their money wisely partnering with other firms to get a foothold in new areas in Egypt. ... Their growth can continue past four years if they continue to attain new bid awards at a reasonable price. Their 2012 average [barrels of oil per day] will be [approximately] 22,000 bopd, as they always under-announce and over-perform. Lower oil prices are factored into their growth estimates so this is a non-factor with prices above $75.00 per bbl.
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