4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Barrick Gold

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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 mining giant Barrick Gold (NYS: ABX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Barrick facts

Headquarters (founded)

Toronto (1983)

Market Cap

$37.5 billion

Industry

Gold

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.7 billion

Management

President/CEO Jamie Sokalsky

Vice President/CFO Ammar Al-Joundi

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

5.1%

Cash/Debt

$2.3 billion / $13.9 billion

Dividend Yield

2.1%

Competitors

AngloGold Ashanti

Newmont Mining

Rio Tinto


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,130 members who have rated Barrick believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, Lulupoopsalot, touched on the tailwinds working in Barrick's favor:

Euro bailout, China easing, USA with two rounds of [quantitative easing], all mean gold should remain expensive and keep going higher. However, the gold price has been stable [year-to-date] but many gold producers are down 15-20% plus over that same time. Buying for two reasons: Future gold price increase expected. The stock is oversold and has met my technical criteria.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Barrick Gold originally appeared on Fool.com.

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