Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, uranium producer Cameco (NYSE: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

$9.77 billion


Coal and Consumable Fuels

TTM Revenue

$2.44 billion


CEO Gerald Grandey (since 2003)

CFO Kim Goheen (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,356 of the 1,392 members who have rated Cameco -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include asymmetry and All-Star nrlbuild, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In late January, asymmetry tapped Cameco as an atomic opportunity:

Oil prices will not remain low for too much longer. Eventually electrical demand will force the use of nuclear power and [Cameco] is in a prime position. ... We are already seeing new nuclear power plants being started... It is only a matter of time.

In a pitch from late February, nrlbuild builds on that bull case:

In the long run nuclear power will become more prolific as the world seeks for alternatives to fossil fuels. The stability of uranium prices via the long contract period is a known quantity which can be planned around. They are the world's largest uranium miner. In the short run this company also owns a stake in gold mining company Centerra Gold, which is known to be a popular defensive position for people in an economy such as we are experiencing currently.

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