Based on the aggregated intelligence of more than 115,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

ConocoPhillips facts

Headquarters (Founded) Houston, Texas (1917)

Market Cap

$125.19 billion


Integrated oil and gas

TTM Revenue

$209.07 billion


CEO James Mulva (since 2002);

CFO John Carrig (since 2002)

Return on Equity (avg. last three years)


CAPS members bullish on COP also bullish on


ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM),

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on COP also bearish on

Chevron (NYSE:CVX),


General Motors (NYSE:GM)

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

Over on CAPS, 1,079 of the 1,112 All-Star members who have rated ConocoPhillips -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These All-Star bulls include bean1999 and TMFDeej, who are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In July 2007, bean1999 noted that "Bloated Petroleum companies only seem to get bigger and more profitable nowadays. ... Global deep pockets. Strategic partnerships. Would daytrade it but buy and hold, you bet. On the green side Conoco was one of the first to mandate use of double hull tankers."

TMFDeej shared that bullish sentiment in a pitch from just last month, highlighting the possible bargain being offered by Mr. Market:

Now normally I don't like cops, but I'll make an exception for this one. Instead of stealing your money by giving you tickets, this cop is printing it. ConocoPhillips currently trades at around only 6 times its estimated 2008 earnings. Investors appear to be afraid of the company's refinery operations, its disappointing exploration efforts, and the recent drop in the price of natural gas (it's North America's largest nat gas producer). But cheap is cheap and this company is a great value here.

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