Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy services specialist FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at FMC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Oil and gas equipment and services
||Chairman/CEO John Gremp
CFO Maryann Seaman
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$361.6 million / $743.0 million
GE Oil & Gas
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 529 members who have rated FMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFMattyA, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:
Very interesting company here. Provides subsea systems to offshore drillers. Estimates it can cut the cost of offshore drilling in half.
With the BP disaster firmly in the rearview mirror, I expect corporations and governments to continue to pursue more offshore drilling, especially as cheaper sources of oil continue to dwindle.
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