Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, onshore rig-based well servicing contractor Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Key Energy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1977)

Market Cap

$970.7 million

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Richard Alario

CFO Marshall Dodson

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

5.5%

Cash/Debt

$24.7 million / $867.8 million

Competitors

Basic Energy Services

Nabors Industries

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

On CAPS, 72% of the 544 members who have rated Key Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, drummermcjohn, tapped Key Energy as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Key Energy (KEG) still hovers around its lowest point in the past 52 week period. KEG's history in securing contracts and delivering innovative products to a lucratively funded oil industry has much to do with its steady performance over a 20 year period! After falling from $9 earlier this financial year, I think KEG is poised to climb back to $9 by this next winter.  

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

Record oil and natural gas production is revolutionizing the United States' energy position. Finding the right plays while historic amounts of capital expenditures are flooding the industry will pad your investment nest egg. For this reason, the Motley Fool is offering a comprehensive look at three energy companies set to soar during this transformation in the energy industry. To find out which three companies are spreading their wings, check out the special free report, "3 Stocks for the American Energy Bonanza". Don't miss out on this timely opportunity; click here to access your report -- it's absolutely free. 

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.