4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Jaguar Mining

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold producer Jaguar Mining (NYSE: JAG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Jaguar facts

Headquarters (founded) Concord, N.H. (1984)
Market Cap $549.3 million
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $165.73 million
Management

CEO Daniel Titcomb (since 2003)

CFO James Roller (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (5.5%)
Cash/Debt $49.2 million / $155.6 million
Competitors

Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC  )

Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM  )

Goldcorp (NYSE: GG  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 424 members who have rated Jaguar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star jed71, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and liverless.

Earlier this year , jed71 tapped Jaguar as a golden turnaround opportunity: "They will fix the production issues, improve gold yields, and this will be back over $10. ... I will be adding to this position if it drops lower."

Unfortunately, Jaguar's production problems continue to weigh heavily on the stock. Jaguar has fallen nearly 30% over the past six months while the likes of Kinross, Newmont, Goldcorp, and Yamana (NYSE: AUY  ) are all in positive territory over the same time frame. Of course, with management confident that its transition to a new "cut-and-fill method" will lead to improved grades and lower operating costs, CAPS member liverless thinks Jaguar is worth looking into:

Has dropped like I expected on earnings so its time to buy back in. The reality is that they are mining lower grade levels right now and the levels they will begin mining in Q1 2011 will be more profitable. Yes, the dilution is also due to the instability issues, and while its difficult to predict whether new mining method will rectify problem, its a reasonable bet [in my opinion] at this price.

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