Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas transporter TC Pipelines (NYSE: TCP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

TC Pipelines facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1998)
Market Cap $2.4 billion
Industry Oil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $221.9 million
Management President Steven Becker
Principal Financial Officer Sandra Ryan-Robinson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 12.1%
Cash/Debt $5.0 million / $707.0 million
Dividend Yield 6.8%
Competitors ANR Pipeline
El Paso Natural Gas
Northern Natural Gas

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 183 members who have rated TC Pipelines believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star mrdl, tapped TC Pipelines as a particularly tempting income opportunity:

Mild [w]inter has held the price of this midwest gas pipeline stock in check. With the economic uncertainty in Europe, this company's [dividend yield] plus the infrastructure investment already in place reduces the risk of this investment. A normal [w]inter heating season could be expected to boost this stock price, along with the dividend.

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