Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold producer Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Agnico-Eagle facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto (1953)
Market Cap $6.0 billion
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.8 billion
Management CEO Sean Boyd (since 1998)
CFO Ammar Al-Joundi (since 2010)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (0.9%)
Cash/Debt $221.5 million / $920.1 million
Dividend Yield 1.8%
Competitors Barrick Gold
Kinross Gold
Newmont Mining

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

On CAPS, 93.5% of the 1,226 members who have rated Agnico-Eagle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, kurtdabear, tapped the stock as a golden bargain opportunity:

[Agnico-Eagle] has been punished disproportionately. ... They have a history of overcoming problems and growing bigger and stronger. Since they've totally written off their failed mine, but still own the property, things can't really get any worse there, but they could get better. For instance, equipment from the mine can be used to upgrade other mines and reduce future purchases. Meanwhile, I'm sure they're working on a new plan to safely get that gold out of the ground someday down the road a ways.

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