Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold miner Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Yamana facts

Headquarters (founded)


Market Cap

$8.6 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.55 billion


CEO Peter Marrone (since 2003)

CFO Charles Main (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$279.7 million / $512 million

Dividend Yield



AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU)

Goldcorp (NYSE: GG)

Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 3,753 members who have rated Yamana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ArfytheSeal and oneilda.

Two weeks ago, ArfytheSeal noted that Yamana "is one of the few left that has a valuation that is attractive from a traditional standpoint." Our CAPS member concludes: "If gold were to continue soaring, this could be a 'home run', but it is interesting with gold anywhere north of $1,000 per ounce."

Yamana's low-cost operations, juicy expansion projects, and cheapish valuation continue to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, Yamana trades at a price-to-book ratio of just 1.2, a big discount to competitors AngloGold (3.9), Goldcorp (1.8), and Kinross (1.5), as well as Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) (2.7) and Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) (2.3).

CAPS member oneilda elaborates on the bull case:

I haven't seen anything thus far to suggest this stock will go anywhere but up. Management seems to have a strong compass pointing to the success of their mines and goals. Looking at the performance it has done nothing but go up regardless of naysayers. Despite the falsely strengthening dollar and the crazy CPI-U readings I will stay in some gold. This company looks stable and the price is right for growth.

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