Why Cliffs Natural Is Ready to Rebound

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, iron-ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cliffs facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Cleveland (1847)

Market Cap

$4.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Joseph Carrabba
CFO Terrance Paradie

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$36.3 million / $4.2 billion

Dividend Yield



Alpha Natural Resources (NASDAQOTH: ANRZQ  )
Peabody Energy

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,564 members who have rated Cliffs believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, PrototypeZ, tapped Cliffs as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Beaten down stock [because of] slow growth internationally and expected lower demand for steel. Great place to get in and start collecting a 7% [dividend yield] while waiting for demand to come back and send these shares upwards. Horizon on this stock is 3-5 years.

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