Is This The Best Time To Buy Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) Stock? – Stocks Register

Is This The Best Time To Buy Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) Stock?

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) traded at $87.35 at last check on Tuesday, May 04, made an upward move of 1.93% on its previous day’s price.

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Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $85.7 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.41 with the day’s price range being $85.43 – 88.46. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 75.98. In terms of its 52-week price range, NUE has a high of $86.81 and a low of $35.75. The company’s stock has gained about 7.29% over that past 30 days.

Nucor Corporation has a market cap of $25.64 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jul 21, 2021- Jul 26, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 1.62 and a yield of 1.89%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the NUE stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $3.98, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $11.49 for 2021 and $4.59 for next year. These figures represent 2.47% and -0.6% 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 $7.93 Billion, with a low of $7.44 Billion and a high of $8.46 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to 79.7% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $29.02 Billion, or +44.1% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 4 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 NUE stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 12 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 7 have rated the Nucor Corporation (NUE) stock as a Hold, while 4 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the NUE stock currently stands at 8.56, and the most recent price level today is 9.11% off its SMA20 and 19.29% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 74.08 while the volatility over the past week is 3.02% and drops to 2.8% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.41, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 2.71. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $77.4, with the estimates having a low of $66 and a high of $86. These price ends are -24.44% and -1.55% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -12.42% if the NUE share price touches on the median price of $76.5.

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Let’s briefly compare Nucor Corporation (NUE) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +1.93% and +109.02% over the past 12 months for NUE competes that of Arcelormittal (MT), which has seen its stock price fall -1.21% in the latest trading session and is +186.07% over the last one year. Another of its peers Posco ADR (PKX) has climbed 0.69% today, and was +131.51% up over the past year, while Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) is also up 1.93% yet, while its price remains in the green at 109.02% over the same period. Nucor Corporation has a P/E ratio of 75.98 compared to Arcelormittal’s 0 and Posco ADR’s 18.1. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -1.21% and -0.62%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.25 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.5 Million. Current shares outstanding are 299.24 Million.

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According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.52% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 81.27%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 3.75 Million at a short ratio of 1.05. This represents a 1.25% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short rose in April from the previous month at 3.55 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +61.12% up in year-to-date price movement.

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