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Rising Star Stock - Monday July 13th

Which resource company could give your portfolio a healthy glow?

Tim Seymour says it's USEC Inc. a supplier of uranium to nuclear power plants.

Considering the growing interest in altnernative energy and a growing belief that nuclear power is safer than it was in the 1970's, this firm could be well positioned. And according to the company's website, USEC operates the only uranium enrichment facility in the United States; in Paducah, Kentucky.

Here are some more particulars:

USEC Inc. (USU)
-Based in Bethesda, Maryland
-Sector: Basic Materials
-Industry: Non-Metallic Mining
-Market Cap: $566 million
-52 Week Low $2.58
-52 Week High $7.24
-Down 29% over the last 52-weeks

What makes USEC a rising star stock?

It’s the only American company in the space, explains Tim Seymour. And it has the backing of the US government. Also, valuations look cheap and from a technical perspective it’s behaving well.

However, it's my rising star pick because I see a trigger for this stock that could send it much higher. The company is looking for a loan from the US government for $1.5 billion that will allow them to finish a project that creates thousands of jobs and puts nuclear power on the front burner. Watch for that announcement. If it comes through the stock could really move.





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Trader disclosure: On July 13th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls; Najarian Owns (GS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (INTC) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (JPM) And Is Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (MFE) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (NVLS) And Is Short (NVLS) Calls; Najarian Owns (XLF) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Call Spread; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred Shares, Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred Shares And Is Short (BAC), Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred Shares And Owns (BAC); Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares And Is Short (WFC), Finerman Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares; Finerman's Firm Owns (YUM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (IYR), (USO); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (EEM), (FXI); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (MSFT), (INTC), (NUE), (BTU); Finerman's Firm Owns (HPQ); Najarian Owns (JNJ) Calls; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (PDE); Najarian Owns (V) And Is Short (V) Calls

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