Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company Marathon Oil
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Marathon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1887)|
|Market Cap||$17.8 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Clarence Cazalot
CFO Janet Clark
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||7.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$655.0 million / $4.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,695 members who have rated Marathon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Now that the downstream business is gone, the upstream projects will drive this stock both internationally and domestically (looking to hit 35 rigs in the US onshore by the end of September). And Libya's operations are coming back too."
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