Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Kodiak Oil & Gas has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kodiak facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Denver (1972)

Market Cap

$2.3 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$332.9 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Lynn Peterson
CFO James Henderson

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

6.7%

Cash / Debt

$1.8 million / $920.8 million

Competitors

Double Eagle Petroleum
Gasco Energy

Marathon Oil


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 829 members who have rated Kodiak believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, ABeaty86, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Based on research and market forecast, I believe that [Kodiak] is looking at [an uptrend] in the coming years. 2013 is poised to be a very good year for [Kodiak] as they look to cut cost and expand accounts east and west, not just north and south as has been the recent trend. I'm sticking with the forecast and my gut and rolling the dice on the stock. I'm holding on the shares I have and I will more than likely buy more, as I have been in recent days with the most recent down slope, and making this stock a prominent player in my portfolio.

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The article Why Kodiak Oil & Gas Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

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