Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cliffs facts

Headquarters (founded) Cleveland (1847)
Market Cap $6.5 billion
Industry Steel
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $6.9 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Joseph Carrabba
CFO Laurie Brlas
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 27.3%
Cash/Debt $122.3 million / $4.0 billion
Dividend Yield 5.5%
Competitors Alpha Natural Resources
Peabody Energy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,517 members who have rated Cliffs believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, MarkP28665, tapped the stock as a particularly solid bargain opportunity: "[Cliffs] is cheap. It might get cheaper with a market wide downturn but at under 5x earnings and a nice dividend I intend to sit on this until the demand for steel improves which in turn would raise the demand for [Cliffs] iron ore and coke."

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