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 transporter Enterprise Products Partners has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Enterprise Products facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1968)

Market Cap

$44.7 billion

Industry

Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.1 billion

Management

CEO Michael Creel (since 2007)

CFO Randall Fowler (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

17.2%

Cash/Debt

$30.5 million / $16.2 billion

Dividend Yield

5.3%

Competitors

Dynegy

Spectra Energy

Williams Companies


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,337 members who have rated Enterprise Products believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star DrGoldin, succinctly summed up the Enterprise Products bull case for our community:

Just opened a real position on the reasoning that pipelines are going to be a huge beneficiary of this decade's energy boom. Everyone is going to make money, but I think the pipelines just might make the most of all. Somebody's gotta get that stuff to the refiners.

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The article Why Enterprise Products Will Outperform in 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Spectra Energy. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Spectra Energy. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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