NUE : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Gerdau Seeing Brazil Get Better, But U.S. Ops Are Struggling

    September 4, 2013
    Gerdau has bright long-term prospects but today's valuation isn't much of a bargain.
  2. POSCO's Above-Average Quality Already In The Shares

    July 10, 2013
    POSCO is one of the best steel companies in the world, and the stock is priced accordingly.
  3. ArcelorMittal Looks Like A Good House In A Really Tough Neighborhood ...

    May 10, 2013
    ArcelorMittal looks too cheap, but it could be a long wait to see it really outperform
  4. Schnitzer's Results Are Better, But The Challenges Are Still ...

    April 4, 2013
    Even with a sequential improvement in volumes and margins, Schnitzer faces significant long-term challenges to its business. ...
  5. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  6. Stock Market News for February 8, 2013 - Market News

    February 8, 2013
    Investor sentiment was dampened yesterday following weak earnings and a discouraging outcome to the ECB meeting, dragging ...
  7. U.S. Steel, Carpenter Join Forces - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    U.S. Steel X), the largest U.S. steel maker (by volume), has entered into a collaboration agreement with specialty alloy ...
  8. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  9. Investors Seem To Believe The Recovery Is Coming For CMC

    January 9, 2013
    Will hopes of a non-res construction recovery pay off this time?
  10. Nucor Expects Lower 4Q Earnings - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced its earnings outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012, ending December 31, 2012. The company ...
  11. Nucor Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend ...
  12. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  13. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Investment Ideas

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  14. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  15. Nucor Inks Agreement with EnCana - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    Steel maker Nucor Corporation (NUE) entered into a deal with Canada's largest natural gas producer Encana Oil & Gas (USA) ...
  16. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  17. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  18. Nucor Provides 3Q Guidance - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) provided its outlook for the third quarter ending September 29, 2012. The company expects earnings ...
  19. Another Quarter, Another Warning From Steel Dynamics

    September 13, 2012
    Soft demand hurts this mini-mill yet again.
  20. Nucor Sells Wire Products Facility - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Steel giant Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced that the company will divest its Wire Products facility in New Salem, Pennsylvania, ...
  21. Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog
  22. Metal Fatigue At Steel Dynamics

    July 25, 2012
    Things just keep managing to get a little worse for Steel Dynamics.
  23. Nucor Misses on Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Steel giant Nucor Corporation (NUE) reported adjusted (excluding special items) earnings of 43 cents per share in the second ...
  24. Rebound In Eurozone Industrial Production Doesn't Seem To Matter

    July 13, 2012
    Positive Eurozone industrial production data is more noise than news. This recent downturn in the global equity markets would ...
  25. Schnitzer's EPS Beats, Sales Misses - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (SCHN) delivered earnings per share (EPS) of 40 cents in its third quarter ended May 31, ...
  26. Back To The Future With ArcelorMittal

    June 28, 2012
    Prices in the steel market are 20% lower than a year ago, but they're roughly 65% higher than the lows of the past five years. ...
  27. Nucor-Yamato Approves $115 mn Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Steel producer, Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced the approval of a $115 million plan by Nucor-Yamato Steel Co, a joint venture ...
  28. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 22, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  29. Nucor Completes Skyline Buyout - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Steel producer, Nucor Corporation (NUE) has completed the acquisition of Skyline Steel LLC and its affiliates - a steel-foundation ...
  30. Sliding Steel Stocks

    May 29, 2012
    These days, it's not hard to find sectors and industries that are being adversely impacted by the confluence of negative ...
  31. Another Challenging Quarter At Steel Dynamics

    April 20, 2012
    Steel Dynamics managed to deliver results that were on the high end of the lowered range. Prices look too low right now and ...
  32. Staffers Poised To Profit On Continued Jobs Growth

    April 19, 2012
    The continued employment picture in the U.S. will certainly benefit staffing firms. As the outlook is only getting brighter, ...
  33. Another Mid-Quarter Disappointment In Steel

    March 20, 2012
    The three largest U.S. steel companies took down estimates on lower margin expectations, and Steel Dynamics looks like the ...
  34. Strength In Steel

    February 6, 2012
    The steel sector suffered in 2011, due to fears about the slowing global economy and lower Chinese demand. That said, many ...
  35. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    February 3, 2012
    The commodities market had some of the best-performing ETFs of January.
  36. Fortify Your Portfolio with Steel

    January 30, 2012
    Materials stocks are outperforming the broad market, and bottom formations on two industry leaders and the primary sector ...
  37. The Market May Have Already Given Steel Dynamics Its Due

    January 13, 2012
    Steel Dynamics has rebounded sharply but remains a quality name.
  38. Can Lindsay Pump Out More Growth?

    December 23, 2011
    Lindsay is a perpetually volatile play on the profitability of farming.
  39. Looking Back At Metals In 2011

    December 22, 2011
    2011 has created seemingly attractive valuations heading in 2012 but future performance will be at the mercy of investor ...
  40. Icahn Tilts At Commercial Metals

    November 30, 2011
    Icahn's involvement in primary metals guarantees that this stock has more volatility in its near future.
  41. Still Waiting On Steel Dynamics

    October 24, 2011
    Steel Dynamics is down, but far from out.
  42. Worthington Industries Slowly Forges Ahead

    October 5, 2011
    Steelmaker Worthington Industries has been changing its business mix in a difficult industry. It forged ahead with a quarterly ...
  43. Will The Street Believe In Steel Dynamics?

    July 25, 2011
    Steel Dynamics had a better second quarter than it expected, but the steel market isn't a sure win yet.
  44. Play Steel Dynamics For The Next Materials Story

    April 20, 2011
    A combination of volume growth and strong pricing is leading to a rebound in profitability.
  45. 7 Companies With Big Dividends

    April 5, 2011
    Learn about seven stocks that are in position to offer high-yield dividends for years to come.
  46. ArcelorMittal And The Steel Catch-Up Trade

    February 10, 2011
    Analysts do not seem completely sold on the strength or sustainability of a recovery in steel, and investors may still be ...
  47. Posco Shows Steel's Not Back Yet

    January 18, 2011
    South Korean steelmaker Posco had an even worse quarter than it expected. Australian floods drove the price of coking coal ...
  48. Steel Cycle Looks Good

    January 10, 2011
    Buying cyclical stocks at the right time can be a great investment strategy, but it requires more than just trying to time ...
  49. Metal Stocks For 2011

    January 7, 2011
    These five major metals stocks for 2011 are worth keeping an eye on.
  50. 2010: A Year Of Only Modest Recovery In Steel

    December 24, 2010
    2010 was not a great year for steel producers, but 2011 is looking better.
  51. Commercial Metals – A Tough Market, May Be Getting Better

    December 23, 2010
    High input costs are a challenge, but 2011 could be a better year for demand.
  52. Joy Global A Mix Of Performance And Scarcity

    December 16, 2010
    Joy Global is coupling a rosy outlook with scarcity into a richly-valued stock.
  53. Growth With Value Left

    December 2, 2010
    Whatever your style of investing, don't confuse "value" and "growth" as two separate investing styles. The two are connected, ...
  54. Steel Dynamics: Buy The Muddle-Through?

    October 20, 2010
    Steel Dynamics is dog-paddling through an anemic recovery, but history suggests better days will come.
  55. The Steel Sector: No Jam Today, But Maybe Tomorrow?

    September 17, 2010
    Warnings from the steel sector suggest the economy definitely slowed in the third quarter
  56. Praxair's Success Not Just Hot Air

    July 30, 2010
    With so much of its business coming from key industrial sectors, Praxair is a very good proxy for global economic activity.
  57. Has Fluor Built Its Foundation?

    July 28, 2010
    Fluor is staying active, but will future margins weigh down the stock?
  58. How Cool Is Ingersoll Rand?

    July 26, 2010
    Might Ingersoll Rand's good news be seen as bad news for the broader market?
  59. Steel Dynamics Pitted, But Not Rusting

    July 22, 2010
    Steel Dynamics' mixed quarter shows just how murky the economic outlook is today.
  60. Indicators Suggest Strong Steel Performance

    July 15, 2010
    Recent indicators suggest a strong surge in Steel's performance.
  61. Worthington Posts Worthy Earnings

    July 8, 2010
    The steel maker has slowly been improving its results and will now look to solidify that progress.
  62. Are Steel Stocks A Steal?

    July 7, 2010
    Cyclical steel stocks have been left for dead in this market, but that may be just what makes them such a bargain.
  63. Finding Cramer's Accidental High-Yielders

    May 26, 2010
    We check out good companies that now have supersized dividends due to depressed stock prices.
  64. 4 Stocks The Insiders Like Right Now

    May 7, 2010
    Insiders may sell stock for a number of reasons, but when they buy shares it is usually because they like their company's ...
  65. What's Ahead For Steel In 2010

    January 4, 2010
    A review and analysis of the steel industry in 2010 with a look at some of the large capitalization stocks in the sector.
  66. Worthington Industries Inches Back Up

    October 7, 2009
    Worthington Industries reported positive earnings for its first quarter after a difficult fiscal year.
  67. Quality Stocks Under $10

    September 23, 2009
    The only reason to fixate on a stock price is in relation to the value you are getting.
  68. Ternium Still Delivers The Cash

    August 6, 2009
    Ternium’s earnings look just like another rough quarter but it may be one of most undervalued steel plays in the markets ...
  69. Basic Materials Earnings On Deck

    July 22, 2009
    The basic materials sector has been very unstable in the past year, but things are starting to improve.
  70. Steel Is A Steal

    May 5, 2009
    Steel looks like it might be in teh process of turning around. Recent indicators show a shining future.
  71. U.S. Steel Earnings Reflect The Industry

    April 29, 2009
    Q1 earnings by U.S. Steel were even worse than investors expected, containing nothing bulls could use as evidence of a turn ...
  72. Mining Amicability Amid A Drop In Demand

    March 26, 2009
    Annual contract negotiations between steel and iron ore companies take on a different tone due to significant drops in prices.
  73. Natural Gas Shares: A Compelling Contrarian Bet

    March 19, 2009
    Natural gas fundamentals couldn't be worse. This could be the time to buy.
  74. Increasing Profit Potential With Worker Retention

    February 25, 2009
    Worker Retention Honor Roll could turn into future business profits.
  75. Graftech Bends But Doesn't Break

    January 26, 2009
    Graftech International lowered its full-year guidance in November but investors shouldn't shy away from this company.
  76. Forseeing 2009's Best Stocks

    January 12, 2009
    Will a "green revolution" be the ticket to 2009's hottest stocks? Only time will tell, but you can get in early by learning ...
  77. A Rare Opportunity In Steel Dynamics

    October 22, 2008
    Forced selling and a commodity downdraft have this high-quality steel operator trading at a shocking valuation.
  78. Worthington Pessimistic Despite Tripling Q1 Earnings

    September 25, 2008
    Worthington Industries beat estimates and tripled earnings, but management hinted at big problems looming.
  79. Potential Home Run Stocks For August 21

    August 21, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way with a focus on Goldman Sachs ...
  80. The S&P 500 All Rookie Team

    July 24, 2008
    MasterCard, AK Steel and several other well-known names are the latest stocks to crack the S&P 500 lineup. Learn what they ...
  81. Six Steel Bears For July 22

    July 22, 2008
    Many companies in the steel sector are suffering as energy and raw material costs continue to rise. This edition focuses ...
  82. The Stealth Rally In Steel

    March 18, 2008
    Boring old steel companies have been market darlings as of late, but will steel prices and stocks be able to hold on to their ...
  83. Steel Of A Deal (X, NUE, MT)

    September 24, 2007
    Steel production has become an oligopoly. We examine steel's "big three" to see which one has the best potential.
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