Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-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. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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.

Conoco facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1917)

Market Cap

$74.4 billion


Integrated Oil & Gas

TTM Revenue

$233 billion


CEO James Mulva (since August 2002)

CFO Sigmund Cornelius (since October 2008)

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



Chevron (NYSE:CVX),

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM)

CAPS members bullish on COP also bullish on

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK),

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on COP also bearish on


General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 3,996 of the 4,122 members who have rated Conoco -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include blkwhtcorp and TMFmrquakeroats.

Just yesterday, blkwhtcorp noted that Conoco "is currently trading below its book value of $60 per share. Oil will continue to be the popular energy source for the near future. Excellent balance sheet. Classic Graham no brainer pick."

In an earlier pitch from last week, TMFmrquakeroats agrees, citing the Oracle's steadily increasing stake in Conoco as reason to remain confident:

High quality, major oil and gas company. Buffett has invested over $6 billion in COP recently and the stock is currently selling for a margin of safety below his cost basis.

I also like the fact they are very diversified across the globe and have been buying back shares at very low PE multiples and pay a nice dividend.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chesapeake Energy is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.