5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Thompson Creek


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals (NYS: TC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Thompson Creek facts



Market Cap

$600.0 million


Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$576.0 million


Chairman/CEO Kevin Loughrey
President/COO Scott Shellhaas

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$162.7 million / $373.2 million


Chevron Mining
Climax Molybdenum
General Moly

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,272 members who have rated Thompson Creek believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, techpatriot, tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity: "Lots of value here still -- assets in the ground are not going away, but the stock is being discounted as if they do not exist. [Mt. Milligan mine] development, while admittedly severely over budget is still proceeding at a pace to bring the new mine online in late 2013 early 2014."

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