Home Sectors Basic Materials Current Valuation: United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X)

Current Valuation: United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X)


United States Steel Corporation is in the steel industry and basic materials sector. The company CEO is David B. Burritt. United States Steel Corp is an integrated steel producer. Its products include flat-rolled and tubular products with production operations in North America and Europe. Its products cater to automotive, construction and energy companies.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The X stock showed a previous change of -0.29% with an open at 20.55 and a close of 20.36. It reached an intraday high of 20.66 and a low of 20.28.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.5b with 173.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 169.2m shares. Trading volume reached 6,893,899 shares compared to its average volume of 10,429,821 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, United States Steel Corporation shares returned 1.80% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.17%. Over three months, it changed -0.56%. In one year it has changed -52.94% and within that year its 52-week high was 40.61 and its 52-week low was 17.09. X stock is 19.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 27.94 and a 50 day moving average of 21.59. Currently X stock is trading -27.12% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.25 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 3.26. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.88. The TTM EPS is 5.39, which comes to a TTM PE of 3.78.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.82
09-30-2018:  1.79
06-30-2018:  1.46
03-31-2018:  0.32

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.98%. Also, the payout ratio is 3.71%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 53.40, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 61.88%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 96.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 12,234,669, which is 7.06% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.08. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 2.88

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 30.22%, return on assets is 10.92%, profit margin is 8.03%, price-to-sales is 0.25 and price-to-book is 0.84.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 6  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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