5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Equal Energy

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

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

Equal Energy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Calgary, Canada (1998)

Market Cap

$117.2 million

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$112.9 million

Management

CEO Don Klapko
CFO Wendell Chapman

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(9.7%)

Cash/Debt

$3.6 million/$157.3 million

Competitors

Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE  )
Bonavista Energy
Encana
(NYSE: ECA  )

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 357 members who have rated Equal Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped Equal Energy as a special situation: "This mis-managed E&P company has finally initiated a strategic review that might just right the ship so to speak. It has slowly begin to divest non-core assets and it may even eventually convert into an MLP, which according to one Seeking Alpha article has the potential to yield 10% and cause the company's share price to rise by 90%."

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