5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cameco

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

$9.2 billion


Coal and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.1 billion


CEO Timothy Gitzel (since 2011)
CFO Grant Isaac (since 2011)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.2 billion / $1.0 billion

Dividend Yield



BHP Billiton
Rio Tinto

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,808 members who have rated Cameco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, K3VIN0, tapped Cameco as an atomic bargain opportunity:

There was too much negative press over the nuclear incident in Japan. Although the reactors/facility were 40 years old and do not represent the current technology we have today, no-one seems to notice. New reactors have an abundance of fail-safes to prevent a similar incident from happening. Once the shock from the Japanese incident dies down, countries will revert to uranium and its price will increase again. Cameco is the best company to be in for a situation like this.

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