4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Enerplus

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.

Enerplus facts

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
Dividend Yield 11.8%
Competitors Bonavista Energy
Canadian Natural Resources
TAQA North

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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  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2012, at 7:43 PM, aljanssen wrote:

    Clearly, Friday the 11th, when the latest news on ERG was released, proved my Bullishness foolish.

    Selling off assets to raise money...possible drop in dividend coming.....perhaps it's worth getting back in ...but when? but for now, I took the loss and got out quickly.

  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2012, at 9:28 PM, soycapital wrote:

    This is probably a time when you should be buying it if you believe that it is a good company.

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