Why Devon Energy Is Poised to Bounce Back

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

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

Devon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Oklahoma City (1971)

Market Cap

$23.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.8 billion

Management

CEO John Richels (since 2010)

CFO Jeffrey Agosta (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

3.4%

Cash/Debt

$6.5 billion / $12.2 billion

Dividend Yield

1.5%

Competitors

Chesapeake Energy

Encana

EOG Resources

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,232 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star RSue, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity: "The market is currently oblivious to the fact that Devon Energy is a special situation that possesses many catalysts for future higher profitability -- and subsequently also for significant upside stock price movement. Examples of these catalysts are the eventual rise in nat. gas and NGL prices, the board of director approved plan for an IPO of its midstream segment, exploration of asset sales, more extensive development of its oil producing properties, and the potential rise in Canadian oil prices."

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