Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold producer Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Newmont facts

Headquarters (founded) Greenwood Village, Colo. (1916)
Market Cap $24.1 billion
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $10.4 billion
Management CEO Richard O'Brien (since 2007)
CFO Russell Ball (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.3%
Cash/Debt $2.0 billion / $6.1 billion
Dividend Yield 2.9%
Competitors AngloGold Ashanti
Barrick Gold

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,243 members who have rated Newmont believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, Lulupoopsalot, touched on the tailwinds working in Newmont's favor:

Euro bailout, China easing, USA with two rounds of [quantitative easing], all mean gold should remain expensive and keep going higher. However, the gold price has been stable [year-to-date] but many gold producers are down 15-20% plus over that same time. Buying for two reasons: Future gold price increase expected. The stock is oversold and has met my technical criteria.

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