Dow Jones Review: Chevron

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they're checking out Chevron. This company is up just 2% in 2012 compared with a roughly 5% gain for the Dow average as a whole.

John and David gave Chevron an outperform call earlier in 2012, thinking it would beat the market over the next five years. So far, that's been the case. The company has been performing relatively well, even as oil and gas prices have fluctuated. Like competitor ExxonMobil, Chevron is well-managed and has a nice group of global energy properties, despite competition from smaller firms like SandRidge Energy. David also likes its venture arm, which invests in new energy technologies, such as Solazyme's biofuel efforts. All in all, David and John are sticking with their outperform call on Chevron. They think the company is built to last, and its 3.3% dividend yield is attractive.

Chevron is one of the highest-yielding stocks in the Dow. If you'd like to learn about some additional top income payers, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our nine outstanding, dependable dividend-paying stocks. It's called  "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your complimentary copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Solazyme and ExxonMobil. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (5)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1975105, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/25/2014 9:49:45 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement