4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Rubicon Minerals

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian gold explorer Rubicon Minerals (ASE: RBY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Rubicon facts

Headquarters (founded)Vancouver, Canada
Market Cap$805.9 million
IndustryGold
Trailing-12-Month EBITDA($7.1 million)
ManagementPresident/CEO David Adamson (since 2001)
CFO Robert Lewis (since 2005)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(5.3%)
Cash/Debt$87.0 million / $0
CompetitorsGoldcorp
Kirkland Lake Gold
Planet Exploration

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 798 members who have rated Rubicon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

A few months ago, one of those Fools, gamblingkev, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:

This could be the best junior miner in Canada now with a terrific mine that should soon become a major gold producer in the Red Lake district with its Phoenix project and a number of other projects in the works. They have plenty of funding and could even be bought out by one of the big producers for a tidy sum. Either way, in a few years a lot of people are going to regret not picking up [Rubicon] in the 3-4 dollar range.  

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