5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Linn Energy

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 company Linn Energy, LLC (NAS: LINE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Linn facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (2003)

Market Cap

$8.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Mark Ellis

CFO Kolja Rockov

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

2.8%

Cash/Debt

$1.9 million / $6.0 billion

Dividend Yield

7%

Competitors

Anadarko Petroleum (NYS: APC)

Forest Oil (NYS: FST)

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYS: PXD)


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,028 members who have rated Linn believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, tiwright, succinctly summed up the Linn bull case for our community: "Good fundamentals, good management, solid business model and a great dividend. No reason to not be in long with this stock."

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite its five-star rating, Linn may not be your top choice.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Linn Energy originally appeared on Fool.com.

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