4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Yamana Gold

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold miner Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Yamana facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto (1980)
Market Cap $13.0 billion
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.1 billion
Management Founder/Chairman/CEO Peter Marrone
CFO Charles Main
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 6.4%
Cash/Debt $570.5 million / $430.9 million
Dividend Yield 1.2%
Competitors AngloGold Ashanti
Goldcorp
Kinross Gold

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,836 members who have rated Yamana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, 1oldfatguy, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

One of the best run mining companies in terms of cost of [gold equivalent ounces] produced. Gold continues to remain 3x higher than cost and Yamana [is] adding output and output capacity. Dividend will surely rise as CEO has indicated it should. Will make [it] more attractive to new buyers and drive price of stock up as demand remains solid in uncertain economy for next year or so.

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