5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Primero Mining

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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, gold miner Primero Mining (NYS: 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$248.9 million
IndustryGold
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$166.6 million
ManagementCEO Joseph Conway
CFO David Blaiklock
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(14.2%)
Cash/Debt$86.3 million / $75.0 million
Industry PeersBarrick Gold
Yamana Gold

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 330 members who have rated Primero believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, SamsaricSufferer, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Excellent management team, applying the latest mining technologies to efficiently exploit the San Dimas mine. Low cost structure with resultant high margins. Very favorable current valuation limits the downside from here forward.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Primero. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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