Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, petroleum-pipeline operator Buckeye Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buckeye facts

Headquarters (Founded) Houston (1986)
Market Cap $6 billion
Industry Oil and gas storage transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.67 billion
Management

Chairman/CEO Forrest Wylie

CFO Keith St. Clair

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 13.1%
Cash/Debt $66.4 million / $2.6 billion
Dividend Yield 6.2%

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 205 members who have rated Buckeye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include talnaglis and foolishStocker.

About a month ago, talnaglis tapped Buckeye as a solid income opportunity: "Latest contacts with BP should boost the stock which has a very nice distribution. Considering growth and [yield], BPL is a bargain. you dont miss this pipeline of cash :)."

Over the past five years, in fact, Buckeye has grown its top line at a brisk rate of 54% annually. That's much faster than industry peers like Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) (22%) and TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) (6%), let alone Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' (NYSE: KMP) annual decline of 4.9%.

CAPS member foolishStocker elaborates on Buckeye as a particularly timely bargain:

Dont let the current down trending stock price fool you , this stock is worth 2x more than its current valuation. Great solid dividend, great valuation comparing to its peers. I think that this stock is currently 'hidden' from [Wall Street] radar ... but looking at increasing volumes I assume it wont be 'hidden' for long.

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