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A Chevron service station, back when gas cost $3.59 a gallon.

There are a number of specific details that investors in Chevron (NYSE:CVX) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the energy giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that Chevron rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It paid out 94% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, corresponding to a 4.79% dividend yield.
  • It bought back $1.1 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 0.7% decrease in Chevron's outstanding share count.
  • And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, the energy giant has still managed to outperform the large cap index over the past decade, outpacing it by 21 percentage points.

To learn more about Chevron's stock, scroll through the slideshow below.


Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on Dec. 10, 2015. Image credits: The Motley Fool, iStock/Thinkstock.

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