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Why Petrobras Argentina Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated energy company Petrobras Argentina (NYSE: PZE  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Petrobras Argentina facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.7 billion


CEO Carlos Da Costa (since 2010)
CFO Luis Sas (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$271.7 million / $565.9 million

Dividend Yield



Petroleos de Venezuela
Petroleos Mexicanos

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 656 members who have rated Petrobras Argentina believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, offered a balance take on the Petrobras Argentina opportunity:

-You can buy them for half the tangible book value due to fears of nationalization.
-Cash flow is solid. Debt is low.

-Nationalization might happen if the Argentine goverment gets even more desperate. At some point they should understand the idiocy of all that but you never know, they are politicians.

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    why does TMF write these articles?

    As with Why Nuance is Ready to Rebound, this article on Why Petrobras is Ready to Rebound provides no real actionable research on why there will be a rebound. As an author, are you satisfied with writing this and if not, please suggest to TMF that you be allowed to provide some real research. You are a CFA III candidate and I know you can do better

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