Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese oil producer China North East Petroleum (NYSE:NEP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

China North East Petroleum facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Song Yuan City, China (1999)

Market Cap

$221 million


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$49 million


CEO Hong Jun Wang (since 2004)

CFO Yang Dio Zhang (since 2006)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$33.2 million / $12.4 million

Other Highly Rated Oil Stocks

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)


ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 439 members who have rated China North East Petroleum believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star LondonMatt, who is ranked in the top 18% of our community, and saveslave.

Last month, LondonMatt tapped the company as a slick way to play China: "Low cost of production and remarkable track record at finding producing wells (100% success rate) and strong cash flow, with a long-term 20-year contract with [PetroChina] to purchase the output."

In a pitch from two weeks later, saveslave expands on the stock's multibagger potential:

Growth in China is looking very promising. Company has a beautiful balance sheet, and has made some very significant deals of late, which should put them in prime position as China keeps increasing their oil demand. Stock has pulled back nicely in that last week to provide multiple entry points.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. China Green Ag is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.