Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global mining giant Anglo American (NASDAQ:AAUK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Anglo American facts

Headquarters (founded)

London, England (1917)

Market Cap

$21.39 billion


Diversified metals and mining

TTM Revenue

$26.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Cynthia Carroll
Finance Director Rene Medori

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bullish on AAUK also bullish on


CAPS members bearish on AAUK also bearish on


Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 979 of the 1,012 members who have rated Anglo American -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include JustSomeFool and All-Star JBouchard, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

In January, JustSomeFool tapped the stock as an ideal way to hit platinum:

Platinum is more widely held metal than most realize. It can be found in everyday items, (e.g. electronics and cars), and a majority of us don't even know it. … [Anglo American] has a well run Platinum mining operation. With the world rapidly moving towards a more computerized world, the demand for Platinum will steadily increase, despite the short-term volatility.

In a pitch from last month, JBouchard shows how Anglo quantitatively equates to a bargain opportunity: "Graham formula gives me a fair value from $21 (using current EPS of $2.75 and book value of $7.28) or a more conservative $11.45 (using 2006 EPS of $0.80 but current book value of $7.28). This is a margin of safety that's between 20% and 55%."

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