Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas company LinnCo (UNKNOWN:LNCO.DL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

LinnCo facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (2003)

Market Cap

$1.3 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.4 billion 


Chairman/CEO Mark Ellis

CFO Kolja Rockov

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 98% of the 53 members who have rated LinnCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFmd19, succinctly summed up the LinnCo bull case for our community:

One of the driving forces behind the LinnCo IPO was that the company sees a very robust acquisition market over the next two years. Because of the price of natural gas is low, many of its drilling peers are running out of options to fund ambitious drilling programs. With selling more mature assets one of the only remaining options, Linn can really go on the offensive.

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