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

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

Endeavour facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (2000)

Market Cap

$489 million

Industry

Independent oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$72.1 million

Management

Chairman/CEO William Transier

Co-Founder/Vice Chairman John Seitz

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

(2.5%)

Cash/Debt

$152.2 million / $344.5 million

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 165 members who have rated Endeavour believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner (TMFSpiffyPop) and GREYGOLD, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

A couple of months ago, David listed several of Endeavour's positives: "Looks to me like a good small oil play -- improving balance sheet, a fairly good diversity of plays, and heck, I like the brand. Outperform."

Currently, Endeavour even sports a cheapish P/E of 6.2. That represents a discount to oil and gas gorillas like Chevron (NYSE: CVX) (9.7), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) (8.6), and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) (11.3).

CAPS All-Star GREYGOLD elaborates on the Endeavour bull case:

This company has been overlooked for several years now. ... The company is led by William Transier and John Seitz both very experienced oil executives. Their area of operations have focused on the development of the North sea oil and gas fields. ... They have also have recently acquired 526,000 acres here in the US to develop energy plays in the Marcellus shale in Pa., the Haynesville Shale in North Louisiana/ East Texas and the New Frontier plays in Alabama / Montana where they will be one of the first participants. ... This is a hidden gem in my opinion.

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