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 (AMEX: DNN) has earned a coveted five-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 (1996)

Market Cap

$673.2 million


Industrial metals and minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$133.1 million


CEO Ronald Hochstein (since 2009)

CFO James Anderson (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$158.7 million / $297 thousand


BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP)

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 875 members who have rated Denison believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include LyfordJr and sage1193.

Late last week , LyfordJr tapped Denison as an atomic bargain opportunity: "Uranium got absolutely hammered by Japan. This is oversold, significantly oversold, as we're going to need a lot of uranium for a long time. It may take a couple of years, but this will come back."

In fact, Denison currently sports a cheapish price-to-book ratio of 1.2. That represents a discount to main rivals BHP (4.5) and Rio Tinto (2.4), as well as other uranium plays such as Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) (2.1) and Uranium Resources (4.9).

CAPS member sage1194 elaborates on the Denison bull case:

Panic selling brought this stock down too far. This is a pure play on uranium mining. Countries are not going to abandon nuclear power due to the amount of power one reactor generates without the green house gases. The bombs to power program is winding down which will generate more needs from the mining sector.

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