Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas explorer EOG Resources
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at EOG's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Houston (1985)|
|Market Cap||$23.6 billion|
|Industry||Independent oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.25 billion|
Chairman/CEO Mark Papa
CFO Timothy Driggers
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||11.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.58 billion / $5.29 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
A few months ago, Carverm tapped the stock as a solid choice for the long haul: "While EOG is highly leveraged in the near term, the price of oil and nat gas will only rise over time due to global demand. The EOG management team has a strong history of returning shareholder value and I expect this to continue."
Over the past three years, in fact, EOG has grown its top line at a solid rate of 8.8% annually. That's faster than industry peers like Anadarko (3.7%) and Apache (4.9%), let alone Devon Energy's
CAPS All-Star Keekers44 elaborates on the EOG bull case:
Holds 535,000 acres in Eagle ford shale, 600,000 in the Bakken, 210,000 in the Marcellus and many other large fields in the U.S. Consistently a top performing company. ROE should continue to rise with its transition from 75% nat gas 25% oil to 75% oil, 25% nat gas. Both Jim Cramer and T. Boone Pickens love this stock.
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