Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, uranium explorer Denison Mines (NYSE: DNN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Denison facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto, Canada (1996)
Market Cap $1.1 billion
Industry Industrial metals and minerals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $120.14 million
Management

CEO Ronald Hochstein (since 2009)

CEO James Anderson (since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (9.3%)
Cash/Debt $33.1 million / $331 thousand
Competitors

BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO)


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 680 members who have rated Denison believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include azift1 and cosgrave2.

Just last month, azift1 tapped Denison as an atomic opportunity:

Uranium is quickly becoming the more practical solution to clean energy. Apparently one pound of uranium can generate as much energy as 20,000 pounds of coal, and leaves behind a fraction of the carbon footprint. This stock seems like a good bet to bank on nuclear energy.

Denison's attractive uranium assets, solid financial position, and cheapish valuation have made it an increasingly popular play on the renewed interest in nuclear energy. Currently, Denison even trades at a clear price-to-book (1.4) discount to listed rivals BHP (5.1) and Rio Tinto (3.2), as well as other uranium stocks like Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) (3.0), Uranium Resources (Nasdaq: URRE) (10.8), and Uranerz Energy (NYSE: URZ) (10.8).

CAPS member cosgrave2 elaborates on the bull case:

This company holds a 60% interest in the Wheeler River property which is estimated to be one of the largest uranium deposits on Earth. ...

Demand for uranium has already been mentioned by other Fools but it must be reiterated that uranium is in demand. When China shops for resources, it stocks up and then some. The global demand is there and uranium is still catching up in regards to the bullish increases on other commodities. ...

[Denison] Management is being aggressive drilling operations at the Wheeler River Project to realize its revenue potential. [Denison's] finances are also significantly better than what they were last year and that trend will only continue.

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