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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Weatherford International

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 7:55PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this five-star stock.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services provider Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) 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 Weatherford's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Weatherford facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1972)

Market Cap

$7.44 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

TTM Revenue

$9.16 billion

Management

CEO Dr. Bernard Duroc-Danner (since 1998)
CFO Andrew Becnel (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average last three years)

16.2%

Competitors

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)
Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI)

CAPS members bullish on WFT also bullish on

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

CAPS members bearish on WFT also bearish on

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB)
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 683 of the 704 members who have rated Weatherford -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include monami10 and CAPS All-Star aracer.

Earlier this month, monami10 wrote that Weatherford "continues to gain strength in international markets especially the eastern hemisphere. Their [cradle] to grave product technologies position them well for everything from new drilling to plugging and abandoning old wells."

In a pitch from two days ago, aracer shares that bullish spirit, highlighting several of the forces working in the stock's favor:

Way oversold. Trading at 1/5 of its oil bubble high, even after a confidence inspiring 30% retracement, it looks like a two year 3 bagger driven by trends like Obama, Pickens PR effort, recent US NG discoveries and OPEC rallying around scary low oil prices.

What do you think about Weatherford, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 120,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chesapeake Energy is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. Bank of America is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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Stocks Mentioned

Bank of America Corporation Stock Quote
Bank of America Corporation
BAC
$35.07 (3.39%) $1.15
Transocean Ltd. Stock Quote
Transocean Ltd.
RIG
$3.54 (1.72%) $0.06
Schlumberger Limited Stock Quote
Schlumberger Limited
SLB
$34.92 (-0.20%) $0.07
Baker Hughes Incorporated Stock Quote
Baker Hughes Incorporated
BHI
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Stock Quote
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CHKA.Q
Halliburton Company Stock Quote
Halliburton Company
HAL
$28.41 (0.35%) $0.10

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