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  • gregory03.alan gregory03.alan Dec 5, 2012 2:42 PM Flag

    The Street Reiterates SELL !!! EPS Trends falling from just 1 month ago ...

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a sell with a ratings score of D+ . The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

    The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, X maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.90, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
    Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, UNITED STATES STEEL CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
    The gross profit margin for UNITED STATES STEEL CORP is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.10%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 0.94% significantly trails the industry average.
    X has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 7.99% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
    Despite the weak revenue results, X has outperformed against the industry average of 21.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 8.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

    United States Steel Corporation engages in the production and sale of steel mill products in North America and Europe. The company operates in three segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). United States has a market cap of $3.14 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 17.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • With more problems at X than solutions its easy to see why the EPS Trends having been falling off the table from 3 months ago / to 1 month ago / to this week !!! Not increasing like the Mindless Pumpers here want you to believe !!! There is a good reason the Street gives X a D+ & Fundamentally the company is in trouble.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Left column " More On X " down at the very bottom Cash Flow .... click on that !!! Ist thing that comes up Net Income all in parentheses Meaning LO$$E$ for 2011 , 2010 , 2009 now working on 2012 parentheses !!!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • There is a Good reason the Street gives X a D+ grade as a stock as falling Sales / Demand along with High Costs to manufacture steel will hurt X again. Look at the Sales numbers compare them to 2010 / 2011 its not getting better for X !!!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Laying off 50 % of the work force at plants X is proving the SALES are Slowing !!! EPS Trends Falling off the table proving X can't Sell Steel for a profit because of high costs !!!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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      • Sorry I made a mistake LAYING OFF MORE THAN 60% at Mckeesport shows that X is losing Sales !!!
        Costs are too High to manufacture Steel at a Profit !!! The Mindless Pumping Engels here can't see the TRUTH /FACTS as X has EPS Trends Slashed from just 3 months ago to MINUS 0.77 for this coming Qtr !!! OMG !!! The year 2012 is also Slashed big time from just 3 months ago !!! Same with 2013 EPS Trends Slashed Big Time over $1.10 from just 3 months ago !!! No Wonder The Street gives X a D+ score !!!

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • Left column " More On X " down at the very bottom Cash Flow .... click on that !!! Ist thing that comes up Net Income all in parentheses Meaning LO$$E$ for 2011 , 2010 , 2009 now working on 2012 parentheses !!!

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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