4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cliffs Natural Resources
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources (NYS: CLF) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cliffs' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Cleveland (1847)|
|Market Cap||$6.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Joseph Carrabba|
CFO Laurie Brlas
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||27.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$122.3 million / $4.0 billion|
|Competitors||Alpha Natural Resources|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,517 members who have rated Cliffs believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, MarkP28665, tapped the stock as a particularly solid bargain opportunity: "[Cliffs] is cheap. It might get cheaper with a market wide downturn but at under 5x earnings and a nice dividend I intend to sit on this until the demand for steel improves which in turn would raise the demand for [Cliffs] iron ore and coke."
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