Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent oil refiner HollyFrontier has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

HollyFrontier facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (1947)

Market Cap

$9.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$19.9 billion

Management

CEO Michael Jennings
CFO Douglas Aron

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

19.1%

Cash/Debt

$2.3 billion / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

ExxonMobil
Valero Energy

Western Refining


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 775 members who have rated HollyFrontier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star nonzerosum, tapped HollyFrontier as one half of a particularly potent refining play:

The bet here is that the WTI spreads will hold. I think the changes in US production are structural and will stay for several years. [Western Refining] and [HollyFrontier] have locations that leverage that spread.

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The article Why HollyFrontier Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Western Refining and ExxonMobil. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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