Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas driller Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Range Resources facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Fort Worth, Texas (1975)

Market Cap

$7.6 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$840.4 million


CEO John Pinkerton (since 1992)
CFO Roger Manny (since 2003)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$767,000 / $1.7 billion

1-Year Return



ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

Highly Rated Oil and Gas Alternatives

Suncor (NYSE: SU)
Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE: CNQ)

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

On CAPS, 5.5% of the 487 members who have rated Range believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include hammyttu and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Early last month, hammyttu brought the company's more troubling statistics to our community's attention:

Negative [3-Year Average FCF], LT Debt has increased by 4x in 10 yrs, Outstanding shares have tripled in 10 years. Using [long term] debt and issuing shares to fund growth.

In a pitch from just last week, mrindependent expanded on that bearish sentiment:

Range Resources Corp came to my attention because it appeared on my overvalued stocks screen. ... Probing deeper, I found that this company has an unhealthy amount of debt. Debtholders and shareholders are betting too heavily on the value of this company's oil and natural gas reserves. Current p/bv 3.38.

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