How to buy Nucor shares

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Nucor Corporation is a steel business based in the US. Nucor shares (NUE.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nucor employs 26,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $20 billion.

How to buy shares in Nucor

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NUE in this case.
  5. Research Nucor shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Nucor shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Nucor share price

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Nucor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$26.4816 - $58.52
50-day moving average $55.115
200-day moving average $48.9558
Wall St. target price$55.56
PE ratio 38.8511
Dividend yield $1.62 (2.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.41
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Nucor stock?

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Is Nucor under- or over-valued?

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 39x. In other words, Nucor shares trade at around 39x 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'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 a whopping $2.1 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 $20 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.52%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.29%
Return on equity TTM 5.05%
Profit margin 2.15%
Book value $34.122
Market capitalisation $16.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Nucor shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "NUE.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 3.9 million Nucor shares held short by investors – that's known as Nucor's "short interest". This figure is 34% up from 2.9 million last month.

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

Nucor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nucor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nucor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nucor shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Nucor's SIR currently stands at 2.2. In other words for every 100,000 Nucor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2200 shares are currently held short.

However Nucor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nucor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nucor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nucor's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nucor shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nucor 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.

Find out more about how you can short Nucor stock.

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 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 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. A high-profile company, 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 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 share dividends

64%

Dividend payout ratio: 63.58% of net profits

Recently Nucor has paid out, on average, around 63.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.96% 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 2.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nucor's case, that would currently equate to about $1.62 per share.

Nucor'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's most recent dividend payout was on 11 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nucor's shares ever split?

Nucor'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 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 $26.4816 up to $58.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NUE.US volatility(beta: 1.34)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 1.3403. This would suggest that Nucor's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Nucor overview

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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