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How to buy Nucor Corporation stock | $108.78

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Nucor Corporation
NYSE: NUE - USD
STEEL
$104.28
+$2.20 (+2.15%)

Nucor Corporation is a steel business based in the US. Nucor Corporation shares (NUE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nucor Corporation employs 26,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Nucor Corporation stock price (NYSE: NUE)

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Nucor Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$108.78
52-week range$40.80 - $110.49
50-day moving average $96.46
200-day moving average $80.59
Wall St. target price$100.70
PE ratio 10.311
Dividend yield $1.618 (1.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.03

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Nucor Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $108.78 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 12.70%
3 months (2021-05-03) 26.93%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
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Is Nucor Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Nucor Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nucor Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Nucor Corporation's P/E ratio

Nucor Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Nucor Corporation shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Nucor Corporation's PEG ratio

Nucor Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.75. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nucor Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nucor Corporation's EBITDA

Nucor Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Nucor Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Nucor Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $26 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.58%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.9%
Return on equity TTM 27.49%
Profit margin 11.7%
Book value $41.72
Market capitalisation $30.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nucor Corporation shares

There are currently 4.2 million Nucor Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Nucor Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.1% down from 4.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Nucor Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Nucor Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nucor Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nucor Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nucor Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Nucor Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 Nucor Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.

However Nucor Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nucor Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nucor Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nucor Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nucor Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0145% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nucor Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Nucor Corporation.

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Nucor Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Nucor Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Nucor Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nucor Corporation's overall score of 38.15 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nucor Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Nucor Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.03/100

Nucor Corporation's environmental score of 16.03 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nucor Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nucor Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.79/100

Nucor Corporation's social score of 12.79 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nucor Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nucor Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.82/100

Nucor Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nucor Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nucor Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nucor Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Nucor Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nucor Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.15
Total ESG percentile 80.78
Environmental score 16.03
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 12.79
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 10.82
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Nucor Corporation share dividends

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.27% of net profits

Recently Nucor Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nucor Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nucor Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.618 per share.

While Nucor Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Nucor Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Nucor Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nucor Corporation's shares ever split?

Nucor Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nucor Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nucor Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Nucor Corporation's share price.

Nucor Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nucor Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.7968 up to $110.4924. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NUE.US volatility(beta: 1.4)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Nucor Corporation's is 1.3983. This would suggest that Nucor Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nucor Corporation overview

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; plate steel products; wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and H-piling and sheet piling products; bar steel products, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing and merchant bars, and special bar quality products. It also engages in the steel trading and rebar distribution businesses. This segment sells its products to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Steel Products segment offers hollow structural section steel tubing products, electrical conduits, steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel products, cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, steel grating and expanded metal products, and wire and wire mesh products primarily for use in nonresidential construction applications. This segment also engages in the piling distribution business.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Nucor Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.51% of Nucor Corporation shares are held by insiders and 80.62% by institutions.
How many people work for Nucor Corporation?
Latest data suggests 26,400 work at Nucor Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Nucor Corporation?
Nucor Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Nucor Corporation based?
Nucor Corporation's address is: 1915 Rexford Road, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28211
What is Nucor Corporation's ISIN number?
Nucor Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6703461052
What is Nucor Corporation's CUSIP number?
Nucor Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 670346105

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