Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian gold miner NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

NovaGold facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada  (1984)

Market Cap

$425.4 million

Industry

Gold

TTM Revenue

$1.75 million

Management

CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse (since 1999)
CFO R.J. MacDonald (since 2003)

Compound Annual Book Value Growth (over last five years)

24.8%

Competitors

Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX)
Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM)

CAPS members bullish on NG also bullish on

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)
Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY)
Vale (NYSE:RIO)

CAPS members bearish on NG also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 567 of the 604 members who have rated NovaGold -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Rod757 and SigmaEnigma.

In January, Rod757 cited NovaGold's recent $75 million equity injection as some much-needed bullish relief: "new financing, large gold reserves, 90 per cent off its high. Bad news in the rear view mirror."

In a pitch from October, SigmaEnigma helped our community get familiar with three of NovaGold's apparently potent properties:

Given the increasingly good outlook on assets (Donlin exploration ongoing, Galore on the horizon, Rock Creek stepping into production), there's plenty of room for growth and increased cashflow in the future. Things will certainly look up as production yields are revealed at Rock Creek and feasability is examined for Donlin and Galore.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.