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 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

ConocoPhillips facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1917)

Market Cap

$78.5 billion


Oil, gas and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$166.9 billion


CEO James Mulva (since 2002)
CFO Sigmund Cornelius (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$888 million / $30.36 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 97.3% of the 5,234 members who have rated Conoco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jerseytix and woodinville.

Late last month, jerseytix tapped the stock as a cheap way to boost your energy:

You've got exposure to commodities (oil/NG) that are likely near the lower end of their long-term trading range. You've got a beaten down company that still prints money with a manageable debt load and a share repurchase program. ... Lots of upside here.

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, woodinville also urged Fools to go cuckoo for Conoco. Here's an excerpt:

[Conoco's] price performance in 2009 has lagged significantly behind its peers and the market in general. This is primarily due to the huge asset writedowns on their 2008 balance sheet and their large exposure to natural gas compared to their peers. Given the historic relationship of natural gas prices to oil, either oil is going to drop significantly or natural gas is due for a significant increase when the US and global economies start to recover. I doubt we are going to see oil drop very much in the long term.

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