Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enriched-uranium provider USEC (NYSE:USU) has earned a coveted five-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

$552.76 million


Industrial Metals and Minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.78 billion


President/CEO John Welch (since 2005)

CFO John Barpoulis (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 96% of the 1,268 members who have rated USEC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Salukis87 and Keln30.

Two months ago, Salukis87 tapped USEC as an enriching way to play enriched uranium:

Commonsense technology. Wind and solar will not get the job done. Coal is expensive. The French have been doing it safely for years! It is the only American company ahead of the curve with the backing of the US govt.

In a January pitch, Keln30 summed up the atomic opportunities:

USEC should be beginning commercial operations in its new, state-of-the-art centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in 2010, and at full production by late 2012. With 30 new nuclear plants in the works, a [Department of Energy] secured loan imminent for $2B, and a virtual monopoly on the US [low enriched uranium] market, getting on board this train now is a good buy for a long term investment.

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