Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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 (1917)
Market Cap $108.07 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $175.75 billion
Management Chairman/CEO James Mulva
CFO Jeff Sheets
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 0.6%
Cash/Debt $10.86 billion / $28.78 billion
Dividend Yield 3.1%
Competitors BP (NYSE: BP)
Chevron (NYSE: CVX)
ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 5,378 members who have rated Conoco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include spoonieluv and Veritas1010.

Just last month, spoonieluv touched on several of Conoco's positives: "Smallest cap of the giant-cap oil companies. Pretty far off its all-time high. Crazy low P/E with an awesome dividend. Oil play for 2011 and beyond."

Conoco's cheapish valuation continues to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, Conoco even trades at a wide PEG (0.6) discount to supermajor oil stocks BP (1.7), Exxon (1.1), and Total (NYSE: TOT) (3.1), as well as Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) (5.2) and PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) (1.9).

CAPS member Veritas1010 expands on the outperform case:

[Conoco] is an integrated energy firm with strong downstream investment. Sound management, it represents an investment hedge with the inevitable growth of the world economy and a world awash in dollars and euros. [R]eap nearly 4% in dividends while awaiting future growth. Additionally, one has to like their gas holdings, traditional not shale -- doesn't have the ecological risk associated with this form of gas extraction in countries such as the United States.

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