Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian contract driller Precision Drilling Trust (NYSE:PDS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Precision Drilling facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Calgary, Canada (1951)

Market Cap

$2.3 billion


Oil and gas drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.1 billion


CEO Kevin Neveu (since 2007)

CFO Douglas Strong (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$125.3 million / $717.2 million


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

On CAPS, 97.5% of the 1,697 members who have rated Precision believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ross812 and DarthMaul09.

Just last month, ross812 singled out the stock as a rather slick selection: "If oil stays at $80+ a barrel exploration and drilling for new wells will increase. Precision Drilling is in a position to benefit. I believe [Precision] was punished much more than Transocean [ (NYSE:RIG)] and will have a superior value catch up."

In a more recent pitch, DarthMaul09 also tapped Precision as a profitable way to play politics:

At some point in the not too distant future, someone in the US government will come up with the bright idea that expanding domestic oil and gas production will not only save us a huge amount of capital that we are currently sending to the middle east, but also create real jobs that will last for more than a few weeks. This probably won't happen until after the 2010 election since the Congress will be concentrating their full efforts on job preservation (their own).

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Precision Drilling is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.