Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas and oil explorer EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

EOG facts



Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1985)

Market Cap

$41.6 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.8 billion


CEO William Thomas

CFO Timothy Driggers

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.2 billion / $6.3 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 97% of the 882 members who have rated EOG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, sanjac20 , succinctly summed up the EOG bull case for our community:

EOG has been the leading, most successful oil and gas operators in the Haynesville Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale (EFS) and the Bakken Shale.(BS) Their wells have set production records in those 3 massive formations and they are beginning exploration in the Cline Shale which is projected to be larger than the EFS and the BS combined. ...

EOG is simply the best at oil and gas production in the industry.