NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Denison Mines Corporation (AMEX: DNN) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it traded at $4.28 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $4.26. Denison Mines is changing hands at $4.26 with 1.2 million shares traded as of 11:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Denison Mines has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Denison Mines Corp. engages in the exploration, development, mining, and milling of uranium primarily in the United States and Canada. It also produces vanadium as a co-product from its mines located in Colorado and Utah; and recycles uranium-bearing waste materials, as well as gold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Denison Mines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. You can view the full Denison Mines Ratings Report.