Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant BP (NYSE:BP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

BP facts

Headquarters (Founded)

London, United Kingdom (1889)

Market Cap

$166.7 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$266.7 billion


CEO Dr. Anthony Hayward (since 2007)
CFO Dr. Byron Grote (since 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$8.96 billion / $36.24 billion

Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on BP Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on BP Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,198 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star jamespeer, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and CapsFan123.

Just two days ago, jamespeer tapped BP as a big way to go green:

As well as being a huge player in oil & gas industry worldwide, BP also invest hundreds of millions every year in renewable energy projects, from wind to bio fuels. As if generating hundreds of billions in oil revenues each year isn't enough, they will be a major player in green energy for years to come also.

In an earlier pitch, CapsFan123 expands on BP as a rather unlikely alternative:

While oil consumption is projected to fall in the US and perhaps Europe, developing countries such as China and India will continue to use in great amounts. … BP is also in Nat Gas with large fields, this could be the future for them, and let us not forget about BP Solar. They've got all angles covered, and by far one of the best dividends out there. [I]t's a safe conservative play with a big upside. [A]nd lastly, oil is a great hedge against inflation. It's a win win to me.

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