Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, copper giant Southern Copper
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Southern Copper's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Southern Copper facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Phoenix (1952)|
|Market Cap||$25.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Oscar Rocha (since 2004)
CFO Genaro Mercado (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||41.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.4 billion / $2.8 billion|
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 4,363 members who have rated Southern Copper believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This stock has been beaten down greatly and I think with copper prices rising again this is a good way to play that trend. The company also averages about a 6-8% annual dividend yield at this price level.
I think the current regime in Peru has also shown that they aren't going to crack down on miners as hard as many people feared which is also a big plus.
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