Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian gold and copper producer Taseko Mines (NYSE:TGB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Taseko facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1966)

Market Cap

$497 million


Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$150.5 million


CEO Russell Hallbauer (since 2005)

CFO Peter Mitchell (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Average, FY2006-2008)


Cash / Debt

$36.9 million / $54.4 million

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On CAPS, 98.1% of the 1,358 members who have rated Taseko believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include captainBEN and kingleader.

Earlier this summer, captainBEN tapped Taseko as the perfect path to Prosperity:

I like this stock for many reasons, but mostly because of the [P]rosperity mine that has 4.7 million ounces of gold and tons of copper as well. ... [Taseko] has the copper play for growth and gold for the inflation that is certainly down the road. ... [Taseko] is a cheap hedge that is worth looking at in real life.

In a pitch from two days ago, kingleader expands on the mines of opportunity:

It just makes good sense. The co. is ramping up production each quarter at its Gibraltar mine. The cost to do so is soon coming to an end. Its molybdenum profit should grow along with any economic recovery. Its Prosperity gold-copper property will trigger growing profits or a buyout by a larger company. It also has other mines it could take advantage of through mining or sale.

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