5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chevron

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

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

Chevron facts

Headquarters (founded) San Ramon, Calif. (1879)
Market Cap $201.1 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $237.1 billion
Management Chairman/CEO John Watson
CFO Patricia Yarrington
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 19.2%
Cash/Debt $19.8 billion / $9.3 billion
Dividend Yield 3.6%
Competitors BP
ExxonMobil
Royal Dutch Shell

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,171 of the members who have rated Chevron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last month, one of those Fools, TempoAllegro, tapped the company as a well-managed income opportunity: "[Chevron] has good management that is investor-friendly, and it is a good company in its field. Generous dividend and strategic focus of the company make this an excellent idea now."

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