|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||4.67 - 4.83|
|52 Week Range||4.00 - 7.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||237.50|
|Earnings Date||Apr 30, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||5.98|
Steel Dynamics (STLD) released its 1Q18 earnings on April 18, 2018. Nucor (NUE) is scheduled to release its 1Q18 earnings on April 19. U.S. Steel Corporation (X) and AK Steel (AKS) are slated to release their financial results on April 30. ArcelorMittal’s (MT) 1Q18 earnings are scheduled for May 11. In this part, we’ll discuss Steel Dynamics’ 1Q18 earnings.
According to analysts at UBS, President Donald Trump can do very little to delay a 17% decline in U.S. steel prices through the end of 2019, and that spells bad news for shares of industry leaders such as United States Steel Corp. ( X) and AK Steel Holding Corp. ( AKS). "We closely track China as a primary leading indicator of U.S. steel prices (by one month), and conclude that risk to prices and the domestic spread is to the downside," stated Bokkenheuser.
Globally, politicians’ economic policies tend to impact equity markets. Looking at a few examples, Indian equity markets rallied in 2014 after Narendra Modi stormed to power. In the US, President Trump’s reform agenda helped buoy investor sentiments and markets rose sharply after his election in 2016.
Metal and mining stocks saw a sharp rally yesterday. Looking at individual names, Alcoa (AA) and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) gained 4.0% and 4.8%, respectively. In the steel space, U.S. Steel Corporation (X) and AK Steel (AKS) gained 3.1% and 2.3%, respectively. Notably, the stocks saw a significant increase in an otherwise range-bound market. The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) closed with a marginal loss of 0.17% on April 18. Steel stocks also defied a downgrade by UBS.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2018 / U.S. markets rose Wednesday as investor optimism continues to be boosted by strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.08 percent to close at 2,708.64, ...
Iron ore and steel scrap are the key steelmaking raw materials. In the United States, steel prices and scrap prices tend to move in tandem. On the other hand, Chinese steel and seaborne iron ore prices usually mirror each other.
President Trump finalized the Section 232 tariffs in March and imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Initially, President Trump indicated that there would be no country exemptions from the tariffs. US steel producers like U.S. Steel Corporation (X), AK Steel (AKS), and Nucor (NUE) rallied smartly as investors expected the Section 232 tariffs to lead to a sustainable fall in US steel imports.
US steel prices have risen sharply this year. Benchmark HRC (hot-rolled coil) prices are currently in the ballpark of $850 per ton, according to the data compiled by SteelBenchmarker. While there are several grades of steel products, HRC prices serve as a benchmark to gauge steel pricing environment.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Let’s use EV-to-forward EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) to value Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) in relation to its peers and its historical multiples. Among Cliffs’ US steel peers, U.S. Steel Corporation (X) is trading at the lowest forward multiple of 4.5x, while Nucor (NUE) is trading at the highest multiple of 6.9x.
The United States steel sector has reached "the end of the line" despite efforts by the Trump administration to revive the industry, UBS told clients on Tuesday.
With the Section 232 tariffs, the US Commerce Department intends to improve the domestic steel industry’s capacity utilization rate. The US steel industry has operated at a capacity use ratio below 80% since November 2014. Low capacity use could be due to higher imports. US steel producers, including AK Steel (AKS), had to shut down some of their plants and curtail production in response to high import penetration levels. However, we’ve seen some respite from steel imports in February. Imports could fall further after the Section 232 tariffs. ...
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) has accumulated debt over a number of years. In this context, we’ll discuss Cleveland-Cliffs’ ability to generate FCF (free cash flow).
President Donald Trump is considering almost $150.0 billion in tariffs against Chinese goods. Notably, the United States is not alone in targeting China for its trade practices. Steel could be a case in point in which China faced a global backlash for its exports, which multiple countries said were subsidized by the Chinese government.
The 1Q18 earnings season is in full swing now. Steel Dynamics is expected to release its 1Q18 earnings on April 18, which would be followed by Nucor’s (NUE) earnings release on the next day. AK Steel (AKS) and U.S. Steel Corporation (X) are scheduled to release their 1Q18 results on April 30. ArcelorMittal (MT) has scheduled its 1Q18 earnings release for May 11.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Although investors are still concerned about Cleveland-Cliffs’ (CLF) debt, it’s come a long way with respect to its debt levels. Following the company’s change in management in 2014 and its focus on debt reduction as the utmost priority, investors’ concerns have been allayed somewhat.
Analysts’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) estimates reflect expectations of a company’s future profitability. Analysts usually derive these estimates from revenue projections, margin assumptions, or cost projections.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Wall Street analysts expect Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) to generate revenue of $200 million in 1Q18, which implies a fall of 57% YoY (year-over-year). This expectation resulted from the company’s guidance of only 1.0 million tons of sales volumes from its US division in 1Q18 compared to 3.1 million tons in 1Q17.
Chinese steel exports are important for steel investors. Last month, President Trump slapped a global steel tariff of 25% on all steel imports entering the United States. Although the tariffs were subsequently watered down to exempt some countries that collectively account for almost two-thirds of US steel imports, China is still covered under the tariffs.
Global financial markets have been quite volatile over the last month. We’ve seen the United States and China take each other head-on in a trade war. After the Section 232 tariffs targeted several countries, President Trump set his sights on China, which runs a massive trade surplus with the United States. The broader markets have pared their 2018 gains amid an escalating US-China trade war. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is now trading with a year-to-date loss of 0.34%, based on April 12 closing prices.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) achieved US volumes of ~5.4 million tons in 4Q17. Its volumes in the latest quarter reflect a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 22%. An above-average pace of shipping during the first nine months of 2017 and a previously highlighted reduction of pellet nominations by a customer reduced its volumes in 4Q17.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) will release its 1Q18 results before the US market opens on April 20, 2018. Cleveland-Cliffs’ 1Q18 results are important for investors for several reasons.
Let's put AK Steel Holding (AKS) stock into this equation and find out if it is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now.
Last month, President Trump imposed a 10% tariff on aluminum imports and a 25% tariff on steel imports. While several regions including NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and the European Union were temporarily exempt, China and Russia were exposed to the tariffs. After the exemptions, we saw selling pressure in US steel names like U.S. Steel Corporation (X) and AK Steel (AKS). Since the Section 232 tariffs were announced, aluminum prices have come under pressure. US physical delivery aluminum has risen and built on the gains in 2018.