Why Chevron Is Poised to Outperform

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

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

Chevron facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Ramon, Calif. (1879)

Market Cap

$228.0 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$224.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO John Watson
CFO Patricia Yarrington

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

21.2%

Cash/Debt

$21.6 billion / $12.3 billion

Dividend Yield

3.1%

Competitors

BP
ConocoPhillips

ExxonMobil


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,235 members who have rated Chevron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, hend6, succinctly summed up the Chevron bull case for our community: "Gargantuan company with great income year-over-year for the last few years, a strong balance sheet, continued share repurchases, a great dividend yield, and a slightly more diversified platform than other similarly large conglomerates."

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Chevron. 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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