Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, miner Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Coeur d'Alene facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (1928)

Market Cap

$1.5 billion


Precious metals and minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$260.8 million


CEO Dennis Wheeler (since 1986)
CFO Mitchell Krebs (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 5 Years)


Cash / Debt

$45.6 million / $224.7 million


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CAPS Members Bullish on CDE Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on CDE Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,311 members who have rated Coeur d'Alene believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ChemDude11 and SamTheHobbit.

Late last month, ChemDude11 helped Fools see the silver lining in the stock's recent slump:

Coeur has taken a drubbing these past few months as the dollar has strengthened and silver prices have fallen. However, Coeur should maintain profitability, and with pending US debt related inflation, silver prices should rebound. Furthermore, worldwide industrial recovery should benefit silver more than gold given its manufacturing uses.

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, SamTheHobbit expands on the stock as a silver bullet for a dangerous dollar:

The fear mongering that the fed will find the courage to do the right thing and raise interest rates won't happen. Especially when he knows that in two months from now, the revised unemployment rate will be more like 10.4%, with the real unemployment rate more like 17%.

I appreciate the buying opportunities that the market has given us over these last two weeks, but I'm concerned that the gullibility index in the US has reached dangerous levels. … [T]he real gains will be in 1 to 2 years when the dollar index is below 72.

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