4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: USEC

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enriched uranium supplier USEC (NYS: USU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

USEC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bethesda, Md. (1993)

Market Cap

$169.6 million


Consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.9 billion


CEO John Welch (since 2005)
CFO John Barpoulis (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$117.9 million / $615.0 million


British Nuclear Fuels

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,379 members who have rated USEC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, doinitmyway, succinctly summed up the USEC bull case:

Domestic Natural Gas and Oil production will continue to increase for geo-political reasons. We need to rely less on foreign energy sources. Nuclear energy will play an important role and the [Department of Energy] is funding additional research for the USEC's American centrifuge project. ... Our energy future includes nuclear fission and this company could be a multi-bagger in the very near future. Some risk involved and hurdles to overcome.

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