Continental Resources: 4-Star Energy Stocks Poised to Pop

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 explorer Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Continental facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Enid, Okla. (1967)

Market Cap

$13.0 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Harold Hamm
President/COO Winston Bott Jr.

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

22%

Cash/Debt

$259.5 million / $3.0 billion

Competitors

Abraxas Petroleum (Nasdaq: AXAS  )
Chesapeake Energy
(NYSE: CHK  )
EOG Resources
(NYSE: EOG  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 733 members who have rated Continental believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star Chemdawg, brought one of Continental's potent new shale plays to our community's attention: "[O]ne of the biggest players in the Bakken shale has also bought 170,000 acres in the [South Central Oklahoma Oil Province]. ... [T]his is going to huge for their overall production and profitability."

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  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2012, at 10:12 AM, birge1 wrote:

    CLR is the leader in Bakken. just wish it would focus on profits rather than just production growth; all cos should do so.

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