Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE: KOG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kodiak facts

Headquarters (founded) Denver (1972)
Market Cap $2.4 billion
Industry Oil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $250.2 million
Management Chairman/CEO Lynn Peterson
CFO James Henderson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 5.8%
Cash/Debt $13.5 million / $805.9 million
Competitors Double Eagle Petroleum
Gasco Energy
Marathon Oil

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 794 members who have rated Kodiak believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, mechanix544, succinctly summed up the Kodiak bull case for our community:

About to EXPLODE this year. OIL prices will stay the same, but this companies debt load, as well as their prospects seem to keep growing. They have a TON of acreage in the [Bakken Shale] they have not even touched yet, which might be a good thing, until oil prices come back a bit. I expect a 14 dollar price target within 18 months, and 20 dollar price target in 24-30 months.

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