Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Chevron facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Ramon, California (1879)

Market Cap

$122.72 billion


Integrated oil and gas

TTM Revenue

$255.11 billion


Chairman/CEO Dave O'Reilly (since January 2000)

CFO Patricia Yarrington (since January 2009)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP)

CAPS members bullish on CVX also bullish on

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on CVX also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM)


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

Over on CAPS, 2,798 of the 2,949 members who have rated Chevron -- or 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star BrMad and ametts1.

In January, BrMad wrote that Chevron is a "well run 'big oil' company with a large retail (filling station) visibility. The dividend yield is decent at the price levels I've bought at, and the share price has room to grow more when oil turns around and soars upward again."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, ametts1 also tapped Chevron as a relatively inexpensive way to buy into big oil:

Among the major oil companies, [Chevron] represents the best compromise between management/prospects and valuation. [ExxonMobil] is probably viewed as a company with superior management, but the valuation isn't nearly as compelling right now. Oil prices may stay down for a little while due to demand destruction, but price and demand will eventually return.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Johnson & Johnson is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.