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

$21.4 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

1.7%

Competitors

Chesapeake Energy 

Encana

EOG Resources 

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,240 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Micah Robinson (TMFRedRaider), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "Devon's management has proven its dedication on shareholder value. Though their change of emphasis on higher-margin liquids may seem late, I think Devon still has room to run."

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