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 (AMEX: 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

$1.05 billion


Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$231.19 million


CEO Russell Hallbauer (since 2005)

CFO Peter Mitchell (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Past 12 Months)



$212.19 million / $31.69 million


Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX)


BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,853 members who have rated Taseko believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MLichens and All-Star TheLastYetti21, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Less than two months ago, MLichens listed several of Taseko's positives: "Good cash flow, great investment strategy, and on to some interesting frontiers. Looking at the long term, buying this stock at under $6 is just a no-brainer."

In fact, Taseko currently sports a cheapish P/E of 8.7. That represents a discount to mining gorillas like BHP (13.9), Freeport (11), and Vale (9.1).

Just last month, TheLastYetti21 kindly updated Fools on Taseko's Prosperity project:

Prosperity is back on the agenda, the company is re-submitting the plan without destroying fish lake. I think good chance of approval, Canadian government would be silly to reject twice b/c of the huge economic benefits and the fact that it has in excess of 13mil ounces of that yellow metal that is in pretty high demand. In addition, the company appears undervalued without the mine presently, so I see it as a win win.

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