Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, petroleum and natural gas company Penn West Petroleum (NYSE:PWE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Penn West facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Calgary, Canada (1979)

Market Cap

$5.0 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.9 billion


CEO Murray Nuns
CFO Todd Takeyasu

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



Paramount Resources
Suncor Energy

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,389 members who have rated Penn West believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TheAmerican7676, succinctly summed up the Penn West bull case for our community:

Oversold and under the [trader's] radar. Pays nice dividend. [Fundamentally] sound company. Has nice long term history, good management. Start buying here. This is a gift. You can trade it or hold it and get paid.

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