Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services specialist Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Weatherford facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Geneva, Switzerland (1972)

Market Cap

$11.2 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.35 billion


CEO Bernard Duroc-Danner (since 1998)

CFO Andrew Becnel (since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$222.8 million / $6.6 billion


Halliburton (NYSE: HAL)

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 1,066 members who have rated Weatherford believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tdburrows and gtucker7848.

Earlier this month , tdburrows tapped Weatherford as a rather slick selection: "This Oil Service play got wrongfully caught in the BP (NYSE: BP) backlash, but with most of its business outside the Gulf of Mexico, it's poised to outperform."

Despite deriving more than 60% of its business outside of North America, shares of Weatherford have been under pressure so far in 2010. To be sure, Weatherford sports higher leverage and lower operating margins than its fiercest foes Halliburton and Schlumberger, so some relative underperformance is certainly understandable. But with Weatherford off 20% over the past year, while those same rivals are showing healthy gains over the same period, several Fools are starting to think Mr. Market's punishment has gone too far.

CAPS member gtucker7848 sums it up:

Looks like a solid valuation play. [Weatherford] is the most globally exposed oil services company, which should be a benefit for the next few years. Companies like [Weatherford] have been undervalued due to BP's troubles, but crude prices are rising and global demand is increasing, making me extremely bullish on this company.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.