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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 26,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$54.3|
|52-week range||USD$26.6891 - USD$56.5132|
|50-day moving average||USD$49.2939|
|200-day moving average||USD$44.8158|
|Wall St. target price||USD$49.11|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.61 (3.05%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.41|
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|1 week (2020-11-16)||54.3|
|1 month (2020-10-23)||8.19%|
|3 months (2020-08-24)||17.99%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||37.54%|
|1 year (2019-11-22)||-1.70%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||-8.62%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||-2.91%|
|5 years (2015-11-24)||28.80%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Nucor Corporation shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nucor Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$20 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.52%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.05%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$16 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.3 million Nucor Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Nucor Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.4% down from 3.7 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) is the quantity of Nucor Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nucor Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Nucor Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.69. In other words for every 100,000 Nucor Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1690 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 0.0124% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nucor Corporation shares, roughly 12 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.
Find out more about how you can short Nucor Corporation stock.
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.
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 01/01/2019) 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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Total ESG score||38.15|
|Total ESG percentile||80.78|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 63.64% of net profits
Recently Nucor Corporation has paid out, on average, around 63.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.05% 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 3.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nucor Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.61 per share.
Nucor Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Nucor Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Nucor Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 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.
Over the last 12 months, Nucor Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.6891 up to $56.5132. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.3664. 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 manufactures and sells steel and steel products. It operates in 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. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, DRI, and hot briquetted iron; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as engages in the natural gas drilling operations. This segment sells its ferrous scrap to electric arc furnace steel mills and foundries for manufacturing process; and nonferrous scrap metal to aluminum can producers, secondary aluminum smelters, steel mills and other processors, and consumers of various nonferrous metals. The company offers its products through its in-house sales forces; and internal distribution and trading companies. The company was incorporated in 1958 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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