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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Marathon Oil

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

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

Marathon facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1887)
Market Cap $22.7 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $14.7 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Clarence
Cazalot Jr. CFO Janet Clark
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 6.6%
Cash/Debt $639.0 million / $4.8 billion
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Competitors Chevron
ExxonMobil

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,693 members who have rated Marathon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, stockpickeraz, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Marathon has a unique and strong position in highly sought after oil fields in West Africa and Libya. It is also well positioned in the Oil Sands, Bakken and Eagle Ford Shale. It's like buying Exxon/Chevron in its early days. Buy it for your kids!

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