Based on the aggregated intelligence of 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Suncor facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Calgary, Canada (1953)

Market Cap

$55.8 billion


Oil & Gas

TTM Revenue

$16.1 billion


CEO Richard George (since 1991)
CFO Kenneth Alley (since 2003)

Return on Equity (avg. last three years)


CAPS players bullish on SU also bullish on

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX)

CAPS players bearish on SU also bearish on

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM)
First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 545 of the 556 All-Star players who have rated Suncor -- 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include kenhannan and DemonDoug, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In April 2007, kenhannan argued that "as oil prices rise, [Suncor] will increase in value, as they have enormous reserves in the oil sands in Alberta. The company is well run, and will do well over the next several years."

A pitch later in the year by DemonDoug -- the 12th-ranked player in all of CAPS -- expanded on that bullish line of reasoning:

I've marked this as a top pick. Suncor is the best company to invest in Canada's oil sands. As long as oil is still needed (and I believe it definitely will be over the next 100 years), Suncor has the positioning, the management, and has shown superb transparency and honesty, with growing reserves, to outperform the overall market in almost any year. If someone asked me what is the one stock to own, this would be it.

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