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 Chevron (NASDAQ:CVX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Chevron facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Ramon, Calif. (1879)

Market Cap

$154.5 billion

Industry

Oil, gas, and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$184.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO David O'Reilly (will retire at year-end)

Vice Chairman John Watson (will take over at year-end)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

23.7%

Cash/Debt

$7.3 billion/$11.7 billion

Dividend Yield

3.5%

Competitors

BP (NYSE:BP)

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

CAPS Members Bullish on CVX Also Bullish on

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

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CAPS Members Bearish on CVX Also Bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

On CAPS, 95.4% of the 3,281 members who have rated Chevron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include grtibbles and All-Star crazylucla, who is ranked in the top 7% of our community.

Late last month, grtibbles tapped Chevron's heavy exploration investments as the main reason to get pumped: "Excellent pipeline of major capital projects coming on stream. In contrast to the past, Chevron has been delivering its projects."

In an earlier pitch, crazylucla elaborates on the big oil bonanza awaiting investors:

Long term this will only go up. Demand for oil will continue to grow as china and India continue their path toward greater levels of industrialization. Every day people who have never owned a vehicle are buying one for the first time. This trend will not reverse but will exponentially grow as the populations exponentially grow. This company has the most solid managers in all of the business with extensive upstream experience.

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