Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas royalty company Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Permian Basin facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (1980)

Market Cap

$595.7 million

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

7.8%

Cash/Debt

$2.9 million / $0

Dividend Yield

7.1%

Competitors

Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust (OTC:DOMR)
Hugoton Royalty Trust
(NYSE: HGT)
Sabine Royalty Trust
(NYSE:SBR)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 678 members who have rated Permian Basin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, AygHead, listed several of Permian Basin's positives for our community:

[N]o debt, high margins, low P/E, nice dividend. [N]o growth, but you do not need it with these metrics. Regardless of a dividend tax hike, this is oversold.

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