Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP (NYSE:BP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BP facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

London, U.K. (1889)

Market Cap

$129.4 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$375.6 billion

Management

CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)

CFO Brian Gilvary (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.6%

Cash/Debt

$19.6 billion/$48.8 billion

Dividend Yield

5.3%

Competitors

Chevron (NYSE:CVX)

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,236 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, JohnCLeven, listed three good reasons to look into the opportunity:

1. BP has normalized [return on equity] is about 18%-23%, and it's selling for 1.5x tangible book value

2. Seth Klarman is a buyer around $40 and BP is now Baupost's largest position , per gurufocus.

3. A 5.3% dividend yield ... WOW!

If you want market-beating returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, BP may not be your top choice.

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