Why Chevron Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

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

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

Chevron facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Ramon, Calif. (1879)

Market Cap

$240.7 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$217.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO John Watson

CFO Patricia Yarrington

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

20.9%

Cash / Debt

$19.1 billion / $14.1 billion

Dividend Yield

3.2%

Competitors

BP

ExxonMobil

ConocoPhillips

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,289 members who have rated Chevron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, MOSHOLU1914, succinctly summed up the Chevron bull case for our community:

This is a company that has everything right: exploration, refining, and marketing. In addition, top management has been nothing but first class with a deep background of support. The number of correct decisions about "tomorrow" is a Virtual 10. It's a buy-now and into the future.

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