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10 Best Uranium Stocks to Buy Now

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In this article we discuss the 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of these companies, go directly to the 5 Best Uranium Stocks to Buy Now.

The long-term demand for uranium has been on an upward trajectory as developing and emerging economies opt for nuclear fuel to solve their energy problems, primarily because renewable solutions like solar and wind are unreliable base sources for electrical grids and drive up prices, hurting consumers who subsequently influence energy policymaking in this regard. As a result, the global demand for uranium was close to 180 million pounds in 2020. Market experts believe that this figure is set to grow to almost 200 million pounds within the next five years.

Some of the companies that can ride this nuclear fuel boom are the Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO), BHP Group (NYSE: BHP) and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ). All three are major mining enterprises with significant stakes in the exploration and processing of uranium. Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO) is based in the United Kingdom, BHP Group (NYSE: BHP) operates from Australia, and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) is a Canadian company.

Even though industry analysts are bullish on the uranium future, the ultimate demand for the nuclear resource in the coming months and years will likely depend on several factors, including the number of new uranium-related projects, the amount of time it takes to complete those already under construction, as well as the reactors that are closed down. Governments around the world have begun to crack down on the environmental impacts of nuclear fuel, a major point of contention being the safe storage of spent fuel with hazardous properties.

Supply constraints that have sprung up as the economy slowly reopens following the pandemic have pushed uranium prices to new highs in recent weeks. However, it remains to be seen whether these gains can offset the lows of the previous year and sustain long enough to interest investors. Concerns related to the depletion of uranium at some major mining sites, as well as peak production, have also hit the industry. However, despite the problems, uranium remains one of the best performing commodities in the world along with gold.

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Best Uranium Stocks to Buy Now
Best Uranium Stocks to Buy Now

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With this context in mind, here is our list of the 10 best uranium stocks to buy now

Best Uranium Stocks to Buy Now

10. Uranium Royalty Corp. (NASDAQ: UROY)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: N/A

Uranium Royalty Corp. (NASDAQ: UROY) is a Canada-based company that makes investments in uranium-related royalties, streams, debt and equity. It was founded in 2017 and is placed tenth on our list of 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. The stock has returned more than 230% to investors over the course of the past twelve months. Some of the projects that the firm holds royalty interests in include Church Rock, Dewey-Burdock, Lance, Roca Honda, Reno Creek, Roughrider, and Michelin, among others.

On April 29, investment advisory HC Wainwright reiterated a Buy rating on Uranium Royalty Corp. (NASDAQ: UROY) stock with a price target of $3.6. The rating indicated upside potential for the stock that has a 52-week high of $3.58.

Just like Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO), BHP Group (NYSE: BHP), and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ), Uranium Royalty Corp. (NASDAQ: UROY) is one of the best uranium stocks to buy now.

9. Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: N/A

Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) is a Massachusetts-based nuclear fuel technology development company. It was founded in 1992 and is ranked ninth on our list of 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. The company’s shares have returned more than 52% to investors year-to-date. In addition to stakes in nuclear fuel technology, the company also provides nuclear energy consulting services. The firm aims to reduce the environmental impact of nuclear technology on the environment through fuel development.

On May 11, Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) posted results for the first three months of 2021, reporting cash equivalents of $15.2 million, compared to $21.5 million in the preceding quarter. The company said research and development costs were consistent through the first quarter of 2021.

Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, New York-based investment firm Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a leading shareholder in Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) with 15,300 shares worth more than $98,000.

Just like Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO), BHP Group (NYSE: BHP), and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ), Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) is one of the best uranium stocks to buy now.

8. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 10

Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN) is a Canada-based uranium exploration, development, and production company. It was founded in 1997 and is placed eighth on our list of 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. The stock has offered investors returns exceeding 195% over the course of the past twelve months. The company is famous for uranium mining in the Blind River and Elliot Lake, but has recently expanded into other areas. It was formerly known as Uranium Corporation but changed to Denison Mines in 2006.

On April 14, Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN) stock jumped more than 5% after the company announced that it had discovered new high-grade uranium mineralization at the McClean Lake. The firm is working on the project with the help of operator Orano Canada.

At the end of the first quarter of 2021, 10 hedge funds in the database of Insider Monkey held stakes worth $18.1 million in Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN), up from 6 in the previous quarter worth $7.6 million.

Just like Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO), BHP Group (NYSE: BHP), and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ), Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN) is one of the best uranium stocks to buy now.

7. Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 12

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) is a Colorado-based uranium mining company founded in 1987. It is ranked seventh on our list of 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. The company’s shares have returned more than 312% to investors over the past year. Energy Fuels is the leading US-based producer of uranium and vanadium. The company has also expanded in recent years, emerging as a player in the commercial rare earth business. The core business of the firm remains the extraction, recovery, exploration, and sale of uranium.

On May 13, Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) posted earnings results for the first quarter of 2021, reporting earnings per share of -$0.08, missing market estimates by $0.04. The revenue over the period was $0.35 million, down 10% year-on-year.

Out of the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, Chicago-based investment firm Citadel Investment Group is a leading shareholder in Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) with 365,006 shares worth more than $2 million.

6. Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 7

Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC) is a Texas-based uranium mining and exploration company founded in 2003. It is placed sixth on our list of 10 best uranium stocks to buy now. The stock has offered investors returns exceeding 213% over the past year. The company has mining interests in the United States, Canada, and Paraguay. Some of the projects it has stakes in include Palangana, Goliad, Burke Hollow, Longhorn, Salvo, Anderson, Workman Creek, and Los Cuatros, among others.

In January, Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC) announced that it had restarted work on the Burke Hollow ISR project in Texas, which the company said was the newest and largest ISR wellfield being developed in the United States.

At the end of the first quarter of 2021, 7 hedge funds in the database of Insider Monkey held stakes worth $12.3 million in Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC), down from 10 in the previous quarter worth $8.6 million.

Just like Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO), BHP Group (NYSE: BHP), and Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ), Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC) is one of the best uranium stocks to buy now.

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