Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) 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 woefully lag the market average.

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

Quicksilver facts

Headquarters (founded)

Fort Worth, Texas (1997)

Market Cap

$1.14 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

TTM Revenue

$740.86 million


CEO Glenn Darden (since 1999)
CFO Philip Cook (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN)

CAPS members bullish on KWK also bullish on:

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)
Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS members bearish on KWK also bearish on:

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG)
Randgold (NASDAQ:GOLD)

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

Over on CAPS, 750 of the 761 members who have rated Quicksilver -- or 99% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TipsyMcStaggers and kdtrotter.

Three weeks ago, TipsyMcStaggers made a quick and simple case for Quicksilver: "[Natural gas] prices are extremely low and this company is well positioned for when it bounces back."

In a more extensive pitch from the same day, kdtrotter elaborates on that contrarian spirit:

Quicksilver should be able to boost both production and proved reserves year over year in 2009, despite a difficult operating and financing environment. Thanks to the reduced pace of drilling and significant midstream infrastructure investment, Quicksilver should have plenty of midstream capacity in North Texas. ... The silver lining to lower oil and gas prices is reduced oilfield activity. This reduced activity will lower drilling and service costs--thus lowering Quicksilver's costs--and reduce future oil and gas supply growth, eventually contributing to a price recovery.

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