Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) has earned a respected four-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 (1889)
Market Cap $138.8 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $362.2 billion
Management CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)
CFO Dr. Byron Grote (since 2002)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 9.2%
Cash/Debt $18.3 billion / $45.3 billion
Dividend Yield 3.9%
Competitors Chevron (NYSE: CVX)
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)
ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,210 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Slyfox666 and glassbd86.

Earlier this fall , Slyfox666 tapped BP as a slick value pick:

Should reach a price of $65 per share within 3 years just to reach the P/E of its industry group. Also, the dividend yield is now about 4%. ... There is strong pressure in UK for BP to restore the dividend to its old, or higher, level.

In fact, BP currently sports a cheapish P/E of 6.0. That represents a discount to competitors Chevron (7.5), Conoco (9.3), and Exxon (8.3).

CAPS member glassbd86 elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

The problem with bad news is that people grossly overstate the potential impacts. Did BP lose $100 billion in value during the oil spill? Probably not. $20 billion? Sure. $50bn? Quite possibly. But the market priced in $100bn, and soon decided it wasn't that bad. ...

BP is looking attractive again. The dividend has returned, albeit at a much smaller amount, but one that looks attractive given the price. Right now the biggest concern to the industry seems to be temporary commodities weakness. I say temporary.

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