Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian copper and gold producer Taseko Mines (NYSE: TGB), has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Taseko facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1966)

Market Cap

$993.1 million


Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$221.1 million


CEO Russell Hallbauer (since 2005)

CFO Peter Mitchell (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital



$181.4 million / $14.5 million


Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX)


BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RTP)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,749 members who have rated Taseko believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Sparticus501 and jkeesing.

Just last week, Sparticus501 highlighted Taseko as a rather dynamic double play:

GOLD and COPPER! Two things everyone is going nuts about. An undervalued cheap stock that should take off for the length of this GOLD rally, then protected by the new surge in Copper. Just over the border in Canada, which makes it a safe investment outside the U.S.

At a market cap of less than a billion, several in our community have tapped Taseko as a future Freeport-McMoRan. As my fellow Fool Dave Mock recently noted, with its "Gibraltar expansion projects nearing completion and the potential for federal approval nearing for its Prosperity mine," Taseko's upside certainly looks attractive. More importantly, with Taseko currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of just 8.7 -- representing a discount to mining behemoths Vale (16.2), BHP (14.7), Rio Tinto (11.8), and even Freeport (9.7) -- the stock's downside seems well-protected.

CAPS member jkeesing explains:

The revenue growth and EPS from its Gibralter mine is accelerating. ... Should the Prosperity project not be approved, [Taseko] has superb cashflow and no debt, which would propel them in the M&A to acquire other mining companies already in production. Throw in an approval for Prosperity and 3 years from now [Taseko] will be above $12 if not bought out by one of the big miners from China or Australia.

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