Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas partnership Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EROC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Eagle Rock facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (2002)

Market Cap

$207.33 million


Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation

TTM Revenue

$1.43 billion


Chairman/CEO Joseph Mills

CFO Jeffrey Wood

TTM Return on Equity


Dividend Yield



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Over on CAPS, fully 314 of the 325 members who have rated Eagle Rock -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include GDubyaHayduke and All-Star rdpatton, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just two weeks ago, GDubyaHayduke tapped Eagle Rock as a solid bet to make some future income:

Fair hedges to at least 2011. Distribution has been .41 in past and I believe it will recover to that level. Currently paying down debt with distribution but will supposedly pay arrears once covenants are met. I'm bullish on [natural gas] and US oil. So take that into consideration.

In an earlier pitch, rdpatton expands on Eagle Rock as a natural turnaround play:

This stock has been hammered because they slashed their dividend in order to pay down debt. This caused a rotation from income investors to deep value investors. I think [Eagle Rock] is significantly undervalued at this level. Their earnings dropped … due to lower volumes from rigs being laid down due to lower [natural gas] prices and while this is concerning I believe that ultimately [natural gas] prices and thus drilling and volumes will rebound within a year. This is a highly-levered Nat Gas play.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Enterprise Products is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Chesapeake and Starbucks are Motley Fool Inside Value recommendations. Starbucks is also a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool owns shares of Chesapeake and Starbucks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.