Russian Uranium Deal Benefits U.S. Producers
Fresh off the U.S. Commerce Department’s announcement that it plans to further limit Russian imports of uranium and related products, an analyst is out with an update on Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE: UEC).
H.C. Wainwright analyst Heiko F. Ihle noted on September 16th that “the U.S. consumes approximately 47.0M pounds of U3O8 per year, and this amendment thereby reduces the Russian commitment from 9.4M pounds of U3O8 to less than 2.4M pounds, for a total reduction of about 75%.”
As we noted last week, given that the U.S. currently produces no uranium, this is literally a ground floor opportunity.
And UEC already has licensed projects and a processing plant ready to go.
Ihle notes this tentative agreement “provides a longer term tailwind,” especially when combined with the recent creation of a US$1.5 billion national uranium reserve. A finalized agreement is expected in early October.
Mr. Ihle reiterated his “Buy” rating and US$3.50 price target. UEC shares currently trade around $1.25 — implying upside of 180%.
You can read our report about UEC’s production profile here.
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