Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural gas and oil producer Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Devon facts

Headquarters (founded) Oklahoma City (1971)
Market Cap $28.7 billion
Industry Oil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $10.6 billion
Management CEO John Richels (since 2010)
CFO Jeffrey Agosta (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 2.3%
Cash/Debt $7.1 billion / $9.8 billion
Dividend Yield 0.9%
Competitors Chesapeake Energy
EOG Resources

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,085 members who have rated Devon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, toaoyoda, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

It has done reasonably well despite the crash in the price of natural gas. As shale gas drilling slows down and as transition of transportation from oil to [natural] gas speeds up, [Devon] should do very well.

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