5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cameco

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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, uranium producer Cameco (NYS: CCJ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cameco facts

Headquarters (founded)Saskatoon, Canada (1987)
Market Cap$8.6 billion
IndustryIndustrial metals and minerals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$2.5 billion
ManagementCEO Timothy Gitzel (since 2011)
CFO Grant Isaac (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)9.7%
Cash/Debt$903.6 million / $1.0 billion
Dividend Yield1.9%
CompetitorsAREVA
BHP Billiton
Rio Tinto

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,840 members who have rated Cameco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

This company is the primary stake holder in the Cigar Lake Mine, which is the one of the largest holds of Uranium in the world. Mining is supposed to begin in 2013, when it does I can only see this stock continue to rise. Also the whole issue with negative nuclear press from Japan has somewhat blown over, which again is only good for Uranium.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cameco originally appeared on Fool.com.

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