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 producer Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harvest Natural's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Harvest Natural facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston, Texas (1988)|
|Market Cap||$350.3 million|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month EBITDA||($87.0 million)|
|Management||CEO James Edmiston (since 2005)
CFO Stephen Haynes (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||2.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$28.8 million / $15.6 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 511 members who have rated Harvest Natural believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I don't usually engage in [merger arbitrage] situations here in CAPS or in real life, but [Harvest Natural] is selling a huge chunk of [Venezuela assets] and if the deal goes through (which is by no means a certainty) the stock will likely pop to $12 to $13 per share. If not, ouch. The spread here is massive enough to play in CAPS.
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