5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: SandRidge Energy

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

SandRidge facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oklahoma City (1984)

Market Cap

$1.22 Billion

Industry

 Integrated Oil and Gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.2 Billion

Management

CEO Tom Ward (Since 2006)

CFO Dirk Van Doren (Since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)

5%

Competitors

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK  )

Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN  )

Apache (NYSE: APA  )

CAPS Members Bullish on SD Also Bullish on:

Transocean (NYSE: RIG  )

Vale (NYSE: RIO  )

CAPS Members Bearish on SD Also Bearish on:

UltraShort MSCI EAFE (NYSE: EFU  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 150 of the 156 All-Star members who have rated SandRidge -- 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DaretothREdux and Vet67to82, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In late November, DaretothREdux tapped SandRidge as an oily turnaround play: "Oil isn't going anywhere. This is a great stock that has been beaten down by the recent market and will rise back faster than most."

In a pitch from last week, Vet67to82 elaborates on the natural gas side of SandRidge:

SandRidge Energy is a possible double or triple waiting to happen. Natural gas is tied to crude. The last US [Energy Information Administration] report there was a drawdown yet the price dropped? The have been numerous storms driving [temperatures] to record lows in New England states ... I expect another drawdown. Pres. B. Obama favors "green" energy. A great way to lower crude demand is to switch 10 - 30% of the nationwide trucking fleet to natural gas. Natural gas has the omph to move a [45-foot tractor trailer], it's cleaner than diesel, and cheaper per btu than diesel.

What do you think about SandRidge, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 125,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chesapeake Energy is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.


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