Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver producer Silver Standard Resources (Nasdaq: SSRI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Silver Standard facts

Headquarters (Founded) Vancouver, Canada (1946)
Market Cap $1.84 billion
Industry Precious metals and minerals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $72.62 million
Management

CEO John Smith (since August 2010)

CFO Tom Yip (since July 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (3.9%)
Cash/Debt $55.36 million / $116.3 million
Competitors

Coeur d'Alene (NYSE: CDE)

Hecla (NYSE: HL)

Pan American Silver (Nasdaq: PAAS)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 721 members who have rated Silver Standard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include likesmoney and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 0.2% of our community.

Just last week, likesmoney tapped the stock as a great way to play the recent pullback in silver prices: "The intermediate cycle correction is just about over for precious metals. Time to scale back in."

Silver Standard's juicy growth prospects continue to support its four-star CAPS rating. Over the next five years, Silver Standard is expected to grow its bottom line at a whopping pace of 524% per annum, easily faster than rivals Coeur d'Alene (25%), Hecla (5%), and Pan American (56%), as well as other silver plays like Silvercorp (NYSE: SVM) (5%) and Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) (87%).

CAPS All-Star TSIF believes Silver Standard's recent price slide is too tempting to ignore:

Normally I play the precious metals with junior miners such as [Rubicon Minerals] and [Northgate Minerals]. I believe Gold/Silver have more upside than downside and the correction seems to be capping. Silver Standard Resources appears to be a good silver play. ... I believe it deserves a measurable place in any well rounded portfolio.

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