Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas pipeline operator ONEOK Partners (NYSE:OKS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

ONEOK Partners facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tulsa, Okla. (1993)

Market Cap

$3.64 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

TTM Revenue

$7.72 billion


CEO John Gibson (since 2007)
COO James Kneale (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bullish on OKS also bullish on:

General Electric (NYSE:GE)
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on OKS also bearish on:

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 454 of the 464 members who have rated ONEOK Partners -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include theron4longan and pablogrimes.

Earlier this month, theron4longan highlighted several of the stock's positives: "strong earnings; managing partner [ONEOK Inc.] has good performance in gas management. will be strong when gas prices pick up which everyone knows is inevitable."

In a pitch from three weeks ago, pablogrimes picked ONEOK Partners as a potent play on the high-profile T. Boone Pickens plan:

Dead dinosaurs (oil & gas) will not stay cheap, and we won't convert our consumer energy infrastructure away from natural gas for many years to come. In fact, if you buy into [Pickens'] Plan, the use of [compressed natural gas] as a bridge fuel could greatly increase both demand and the distribution network, where [ONEOK Partners] plays a key role. Without [Pickens'] plan, [ONEOK Partners] will likely outperform. With it, this could be a real jewel in a portfolio.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. ONEOK Partners, ONEOK, and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Chesapeake is a selection of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.