Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil tanker operator Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Teekay Tankers facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (2007)

Market Cap

$273.0 million


Oil and Gas Storage and Transport

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$141.2 million


CEO Bjorn Moller (since 2007)
CFO Vincent Lok (since 2007)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$22.4 million / $317.9 million

Dividend Yield



Frontline (NYSE:FRO)
General Maritime (NYSE:GMR)

CAPS Members Bullish on TNK Also Bullish on

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

CAPS Members Bearish on TNK Also Bearish on

DHT Maritime

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 155 members who have rated Teekay believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars randomvariable and Teacherman1, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last month, randomvariable remained cautiously optimistic about the income opportunity:

Good numbers and profitability. The big dividend is suspect, but I'll take it. Beta is lower than industry, which could be a drawback in a rising market, but overall, I think this company will do well against the market.

In a pitch from the same day, Teacherman1 expands on Teekay's tanking stock:

This is all about the dividend. … It is down some because they sold some shares to buy another ship. This was to keep from taking on more debt and maintain a healthy balance sheet. If and when the world returns to normal, it will begin a steady climb upward and hopefully continue to pay that dividend. This company is being used by [Teekay (NYSE:TK)] (the parent company) in a similar way as [Navios Maritime] uses [Navios Maritime Partners, L.P.].

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.