Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold and silver miner Minefinders
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Minefinders' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Vancouver, Canada (1975)|
|Market Cap||$700.37 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$89.51 million|
CEO Mark Bailey (since 1995)
CFO Gregory Smith (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(10.3%)|
|Cash/Debt||$7.9 million / $76.3 million|
Pan American Silver
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 304 members who have rated Minefinders believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mypieceofpie and All-Star DarthMaul09, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.
Late last year, mypieceofpie tapped Minefinders as an ignored opportunity: "This mining stock has underperformed the market for too long [without] getting a look. I believe gold is heading much higher thus so should Minefinders."
Shares of Minefinders are down 5% over the past year despite the soaring price of gold, and many Fools believe it's just too cheap to pass up. Currently, Minefinders even trades at a forward P/E (10.8) discount to gold plays like Barrick (18.8), Goldcorp (21.4), and Kinross Gold
CAPS All-Star DarthMaul09 expands on Minefinders as particularly timely pick:
A speculative bet that when gold, silver and copper have another parabolic move up that interest in metal exploration will rise. Given the recent price moves for these metals I suspect that traders may be looking to gain a position in some of these exploration companies before the next wave up. A 10% to 20% short-term gain in early 2011 seems possible. And although long-term it may do OK, it probably won't do as well as a good recovering metals producer with a dividend, like [Yamana].
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