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 SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

SandRidge facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Oklahoma City (1984)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Tom Ward

President/COO Matthew Grubb

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

4.9%

Cash/Debt

$673.7 million / $4.3 billion

Competitors

Apache (NASDAQ:APA)

Brigham Exploration

Occidental Permian

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,553 members who have rated SandRidge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, AygHead, tapped hedge fund TPG-Axon's recent stake in SandRidge as a particularly potent catalyst:

Excellent oil assets with poor management. Hedge fund activist will shake things up. Probably a takeover candidate at a $8 to $9 price point, which is a win for everyone.

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