Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas service provider Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Core Labs facts

Headquarters (founded)

Amsterdam (1936)

Market Cap

$6.2 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$981.1 million

Management

Chairman/CEO David Demshur

CFO Richard Bergmark

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

37.4%

Cash/Debt

$19.2 million / $234.0 million

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

Baker Hughes International

Halliburton

Schlumberger

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 618 members who have rated Core Labs believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, NoblyNaive, tapped Core Labs as a particularly attractive momentum play:

Good revenue growth. Good earnings growth. Rising energy prices are expected to fuel (pun intended) expanded lab work. [Core Labs] is positioned well for future revenue growth, with a structure which should convert that revenue growth to an even higher percentage earnings growth. Lackluster P/E indicates that a lot of people already know this and I am late to the party. Still, the Renko chart shows no sign of this upward march in price abating. I guess it is better late than never.

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