Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, upstream MLP BreitBurn Energy Partners (OTC:BBEPQ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

BreitBurn facts

Headquarters (founded)

Los Angeles (2006)

Market Cap

$2.0 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$416.7 million


CEO Halbert Washburn

COO Mark Pease

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$4.5 million / $1.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Aera Energy

Bill Barrett

DTE Energy

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 527 members who have rated BreitBurn believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TMFmd19, succinctly summed up BreitBurn bull case for our community:

Taking everything together, the company has enough reserves to secure its current distribution of more than 9% for years to come. The company also has a nice inventory of future organic growth projects as well as the financial flexibly to continue to acquire additional reserves. This has given management the confidence to target a 5% annual distribution increase. When you add it all up, BreitBurn has the solid foundation you want as an income seeking investor.

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