Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold miner Primero Mining (NYSE: PPP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Primero facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto (2007)
Market Cap $250.6 million
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $162.3 million
Management CEO Joseph Conway
CFO David Blaiklock
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 7.8%
Cash/Debt $107.2 million / $110 million

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 258 members who have rated Primero believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star DarthMaul09, tapped Primero as a golden bargain opportunity:

This company has had a relatively poor performance given the recent recovery in the silver and gold price this year. At $3 or less this appears to be a great value. ... Although the miners have not done well relative to the metals, I believe that the profits that they will report later this year will begin to interest the value investors, especially if these companies grow their dividends. The low interest rate environment should keep a floor under the metals and make competing bonds less attractive.

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