|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||54.72 - 55.71|
|52 Week Range||47.13 - 68.84|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.66|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.93|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.60 (2.90%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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Trump is reportedly planning to increase the content of US-made steel in federal projects, which would be a lifeline for US steel companies.
On Friday, China released its June trade data. Its steel capacity and steel exports have been a challenge for the global industry.
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Jefferies thinks factory automation is an investible theme. Automation is one reason the broker likes shares of Honeywell, maker of many productivity solutions for industrial businesses. But strangely, Jefferies also recommends shares of steelmaker Nucor because of the same automation trends.
The set of generally acceptable accounting principles that guides financial reporting in the U.S. is a big reason investors can have confidence in American capital markets.
Capacity utilization, a key metric in the steel industry, remained below the important 80% level for the second straight week.
Steel stocks have traded within a downtrend for most of the past 12 months. Based on these charts, the story will likely continue.
Nucor Corp NYSE:NUEView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for NUE with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting NUE. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $5.41 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold NUE are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Basic Materialsis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. NUE credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel have sped the decline of some of the U.S. mills he vowed to help.Exuberance over the levies dramatically boosted U.S. output just as the global economy was cooling, undercutting demand. That dropped prices, creating a stark divide between companies like Nucor Corp., which use cheaper-to-run electric-arc furnaces to recycle scrap into steel products, and those including U.S. Steel Corp. with more costly legacy blast furnaces.Since Trump announced the tariffs 16 months ago, U.S. Steel has lost almost 70% of its market value, or $5.6 billion, and idled two American furnaces in mid-June that couldn’t be run profitably at the lowest prices since 2016. Meanwhile, Nucor, down around 20%, has touted $2.5 billion in expansion projects.The president’s actions likely “sped up” up an unavoidable “evolution,” said Nucor Chief Executive Officer John Ferriola in an interview last month. “Are some companies going to suffer? Absolutely. We’ll we see some capacity go away, I’m sure of it."Last July, Trump stood on a makeshift stage at a U.S. Steel mill in Granite City, Illinois, and beamed as workers cheered the tariffs. At that point, the company had already restarted one of two blast furnaces at Granite City, and vowed the second would soon be brought online.“Workers are back on the job, and we’re once again pouring new American steel into the spine of our country,” Trump said during the hour-long program. “U.S. Steel is back.”Since then, though, there’s been a somewhat different outcome.With the stronger steelmakers aggressively boosting capacity to grab market share, a dip in demand has left older, more costly blast furnaces at U.S. Steel and AK Steel Holding Corp. struggling to compete, even with foreign steel nudged out of the equation.“Be careful what you wish for,” said Timna Tanners, an analyst at Bank of America who has dubbed the industry’s push to add capacity without enough demand “Steelmageddon.” She called it “ironic” that the tariffs are “punishing some steel companies.”A spokeswoman at U.S. Steel declined to comment while AK Steel said its products have little overlap with EAFs, and that the additional capacity will further pressure imports.As expected, the tariffs reduced steel imports, creating more demand in 2018 and boosting profits. With that cash in hand, added money from Trump’s corporate tax cut and confidence that protectionism is here to stay, domestic producers began adding more capacity than they would have otherwise.The problem: This year, with the global economy cooling, demand -- and prices -- have fallen. That’s given an added incentive to EAF companies with superior profit margins and balance sheets to aggressively grab a bigger share of the market.“Not all plants are the same,” said Mark Millett, CEO of Steel Dynamics Inc., who in November announced a new $1.8 billion EAF mill to be built in the U.S. southwest. “Not all projects are the same.”Suppliers to blast furnaces are sounding the alarm. In laying out his vision for iron-ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. at a recent conference, CEO Lourenco Goncalves painted a bleak future for what makes up the overwhelming majority of his current customers.That’s why Cliffs is investing $830 million in a Toledo, Ohio-based plant that will produce hot briquetted iron for electronic-arc furnaces run by firms such as Nucor, Goncalves said. They invested in the plant because “we were able to see the future of steelmaking in the United States,” Goncalves said in New York last month.Many “blast furnaces will shut down,” he added.U.S. Steel is trying to show investors it can move past its legacy blast furnaces. In February, it announced the restart of construction on an EAF facility in Alabama. And in May, the company said it would spend $1 billion upgrading facilities in Pennsylvania to produce more high-strength steel for the automotive industry.“Less efficient capacity should go away, but there is no guarantee that it permanently goes away,” Bank of America’s Tanners said. “It probably doesn’t go down without a fight.”(Updates market value decline in headline, third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Shawn Donnan.To contact the reporters on this story: Matt Townsend in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Joe Deaux in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Luzi Ann Javier at firstname.lastname@example.org, Reg Gale, Joe RichterFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Life has come full circle for US steelmakers. U.S. Steel Corporation announced the curtailment of two blast furnaces last month.
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U.S. steel imports dropped roughly 12% year to date under the weight of steep tariffs which the Trump administration imposed a year ago.
In an interview with Fox, President Donald Trump said that US "steel companies are going through the roof" after Section 232 tariffs that were imposed last year. However, U.S. Steel (X), AK Steel (AKS), Nucor (NUE), and Steel Dynamics (STLD) fell to 52-week lows last month, respectively.
China's steel output shot up to a new record high of 89.1 Mt in May, highlighting continued demand for steel consumption in the country.
In March 2018, US President Donald Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The basic premise behind this assumption is the massive trade deficit that the US runs with almost every major trading partner.
American steel company Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE ) is raising steel prices this week, and analysts are mixed on whether or not Nucor is a buy. What Happened Nucor announced Tuesday that it's upping ...
Nucor Corp. hosted its 2019 Investor Day in New York on Thursday, projecting its vision for continued growth through investments on the heels of a strong first quarter and record-breaking 2018. John Ferriola, CEO of the Charlotte-based steel manufacturer, said the company has budgeted $3.45 billion in “strategic growth investments.” The projects are expected to start up between this year and late 2022. Several of the projects involved a desire for “moving up the value chain,” at the company’s Hickman, Arkansas, sheet facility. A $230 million specialty cold mill complex is now starting up there, while a $240 million hot band galvanizing line is targeted for completion in mid-2021. Jim Frias, Nucor executive vice president and chief financial officer, also laid out a goal of returning a minimum of 40% of earnings to shareholders through more growth, which the expansion projects can potentially provide.
It would be fair to say that the Section 232 exemptions were an enabler in Mexico ratifying the USMCA. The Trump administration has also tried to put some safeguards in place so that imports from Canada and Mexico don’t surge after the exemption. While these measures look positive, steel imports from Canada and Mexico could still rise.