United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) traded at $7.13 at last check on Tuesday, Jun 30, making a downturn move of -2.13% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $7.28 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.58 with the day’s price range being $7.07 – 7.26. In terms of its 52-week price range, X has a high of $15.9 and a low of $4.54. The company’s stock has gained about -9.45% over that past 30 days.
United has a market cap of $1.59 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jul 30, 2020- Aug 03, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0.12 and a yield of 1.65%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the X stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$2.19, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$5.42 for 2020 and -$1.48 for next year. These figures represent -61.22% and at -0.73% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $1.86 Billion, with a low of $1.4 Billion and a high of $2.38 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -47.4% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $8.93 Billion, or -31% down from figures reported last year.
There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the X stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Based on estimates by 13 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 8 have rated the United States Steel Corporation (X) stock as a Hold, while none rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while 1 of them rated it as underperform, whereas 4 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Underweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the X stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is -19.36% off its SMA20 and -12.25% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 40.13 while the volatility over the past week is 5.4% and jumps to 6.68% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.57, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.64. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $5.46, with the estimates having a low of $3 and a high of $8. These price ends are -57.92% and +12.2% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -32.68% if the X share price touches on the median price of $4.8.
Let’s briefly compare United (X) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -2.13% and -52.45% over the past 12 months for X competes that of Posco ADR (PKX), which has seen its stock price fall -0.83% in the latest trading session and is -29.93% over the last one year. Another of its peers Nucor Corp (NUE) has climbed 0.05% today, but is -25.77% down over the past year, while Arcelormittal (MT) is also down -2.13% yet its price remains in the red at -52.45% over the same period. Posco has a P/E ratio of 9.66 compared to United’s 0 and Nucor’s 15.88. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.04% and 0.46%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 16.33 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 22.05 Million. Current shares outstanding are 220.38 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 1.51% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 69.47%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 52.79 Million at a short ratio of 4.38. This represents a 30.98% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short rose in June from the previous month at 52.1 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -36.2% down in year-to-date price movement.