Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas explorer Enerplus (NYSE: ERF ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Enerplus' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Calgary, Canada (1986)|
|Market Cap||$3.6 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.1 billion|
|Management||CEO Gordon Kerr
CFO Robert Waters
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||0.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$5.7 million / $965.7 million|
Canadian Natural Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 716 members who have rated Enerplus believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, aljanssen, succinctly summed up the opportunity: "They are more or less oily with a growing trend to liquids. [T]hey can export to the USA/China with ease ... stock rather than cash dividend coming soon to the U.S. stock holders (vote in May)."
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