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How to buy Nucor stock

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Nucor Corp is a steel business based in the US. Nucor shares (NUE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nucor employs 28,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Nucor stock price (NYSE: NUE)

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Nucor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$106.25
52-week range$86.70 - $187.90
50-day moving average $136.04
200-day moving average $121.14
Wall St. target price$127.22
PE ratio 3.8141
Dividend yield $1.81 (1.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $27.80

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Is it a good time to buy Nucor stock?

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Nucor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $106.25 from 2022-06-29

1 week (2022-06-23) 0.20%
1 month (2022-05-27) -22.86%
3 months (2022-03-26) N/A
6 months (2021-12-30) -6.68%
1 year (2021-06-30) 10.76%
2 years (2020-06-30) 156.58%
3 years (2019-06-28) 92.83%
5 years (2017-06-30) 83.60%

Is Nucor stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Nucor's P/E ratio

Nucor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Nucor shares trade at around 4x 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's PEG ratio

Nucor'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'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's EBITDA

Nucor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.8 billion.

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

Nucor financials

Revenue TTM $40 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.23%
Gross profit TTM $11 billion
Return on assets TTM 27.3%
Return on equity TTM 59.72%
Profit margin 19.97%
Book value $57.15
Market capitalisation $28.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Nucor'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.

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

Nucor'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'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 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's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.03/100

Nucor'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nucor's social score

Social score: 12.79/100

Nucor'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nucor's governance score

Governance score: 10.82/100

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

Nucor's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nucor Corp 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 share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.78% of net profits

Recently Nucor has paid out, on average, around 6.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nucor shareholders could enjoy a 1.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nucor's case, that would currently equate to about $1.81 per share.

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

Nucor's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nucor's shares ever split?

Nucor'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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nucor shares which in turn could have impacted Nucor's share price.

Nucor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nucor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $86.6956 up to $187.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NUE.US volatility(beta: 1.24)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's is 1.2436. This would suggest that Nucor's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nucor overview

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products. The company's 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; and 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. Its Steel Products segment offers hollow structural section steel tubing products, electrical conduits, steel racking, steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel products, cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems, insulated metal panels, 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 company's Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as engages in the natural gas drilling operations.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Nucor is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.541% of Nucor shares are held by insiders and 82.292% by institutions.
How many people work for Nucor?
Latest data suggests 28,800 work at Nucor.
When does the fiscal year end for Nucor?
Nucor's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Nucor based?
Nucor's address is: 1915 Rexford Road, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28211
What is Nucor's ISIN number?
Nucor's international securities identification number is: US6703461052
What is Nucor's CUSIP number?
Nucor's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 670346105

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