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

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

Barrick facts

Headquarters (founded)

Toronto (1983)

Market Cap

$35.6 billion

Industry

Gold

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.2 billion

Management

President/CEO Jamie Sokalsky

Vice President/CFO Ammar Al-Joundi

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.4%

Cash/Debt

$2.5 billion / $13.9 billion

Dividend Yield

2.3%

Competitors

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU)

Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM)

Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,166 members who have rated Barrick believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, greenb95, succinctly summed up the Barrick bull case for our community:

Lower P/E ratio than most other gold miners. 23% profit margin. Nice earnings growth (and expecting $5 EPS in '13). Healthy dividend to boot! Mr. Market's been rejecting this ... but its numbers look like pure gold to me. Based in Canada with worldwide operations.

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