Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas company Linn Energy (Nasdaq: LINE ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Linn's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Oil and gas exploration and production
||Chairman/CEO Mark Ellis
CFO Kolja Rockov
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$24.2 million / $4.9 billion
Pioneer Natural Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,011 members who have rated Linn believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this week, one of those bulls, jdavis4982, tapped Linn as a particularly stable income opportunity:
Linn Energy is 100% hedged through 2017 in natural gas. It is 100% hedged in oil production through 2015, and it is 94% hedged in 2016. With ... market news causing this industry to go up one minute down the next these are [guarantees] I can live with. ... [C]urrently has a [dividend yield] of 8%. [I]f your an income investor great dividend payer here!
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