Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent petroleum producer McMoRan Exploration
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at McMoRan's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New Orleans (1994)|
|Market Cap||$2.2 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$555.4 million|
|Management||Co-Chairman/CEO James Moffett
CFO Nancy Parmelee
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(27.8%)|
|Cash/Debt||$568.8 million / $553.6 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 525 members who have rated McMoRan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[McMoRan's] efforts in the shallow water ultra deep [Gulf of Mexico] has not gone unnoticed... particularly by Chevron. They are close to testing/producing the first of many wells that are pushing very significant technological boundaries. They are one of the very few making any significant effort towards reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
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