Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks woefully lag the market average.

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

Thompson Creek facts


Toronto, Canada

Market Cap

$542.12 million


Diversified Metals and Mining

TTM Revenue

$1.03 billion


Chairman/CEO Kevin Loughrey,
COO Kenneth Collison

TTM Return on Equity


CAPS members bullish on TC also bullish on:

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX),
Vale (NYSE:RIO),
General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on TC also bearish on:

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI),
Citigroup (NYSE:C),
Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD)

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

Over on CAPS, all 123 All-Star members who have rated Thompson Creek believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include gschuetter00 and nekcohde, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Late last month, gschuetter00 listed several of the stock's positives for us Fools: "small cap growth with strong balance sheet, profitable with [molybdenum] prices at or above $9, supply destruction, pricey for new competition to get into industry, Obama infrastructure play."

In a pitch from one week earlier, nekcohde also taps Thompson as an ideal way to get in on infrastructure:

If Pres Obama wants his legacy to be bridges that do not collapse, he will be a [molybdenum] purchaser. Some of their cash poor competition is folding their doors due to low spot price. [Thompson Creek] has much cash and a low proven [molybdenum]/Market cap ratio versus competitors.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Whole Foods is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Sears is a selection of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.