Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian energy distributor Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Enbridge Energy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1991)

Market Cap

$3.80 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.06 billion


CEO Stephen Letwin
CFO Mark Maki

Compound Annual Net Income Growth (over last five years)


Dividend Yield



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

Over on CAPS, 242 of the 256 members who have rated Enbridge -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Toburk and PsychoDr, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Last month, Toburk described Enbridge's business model in easy-to-understand terms: "Pipelines are the arteries that feed our economy; well arteries that charge tolls that is."

In a pitch from two weeks later, PsychoDr expands on the stock as a refreshingly stable source of income:

OK, natural gas distribution. Money comes from the shipment of natural gas, not from exploration, or natural gas prices. The more NG that they ship the more money they make, plus, you want to talk about a moat. No one is going to come in and lay the pipe necessary to compete with existing companies in this domain. They must distribute a good chunk of their earnings as a dividend, in a similar manner as a REIT. The largest pipeline in North America, including oil pipelines from Canada to the midwest. This company will generate nice dividends while you wait for share appreciation.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. TEPPCO 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.