• The blend in World's leading Steel manufacturer's stock

    By Uzair Zahid - August 24, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, PKX

    In the era of growing technical markets globally, hardware advancement and modernization play an important supplementary part in strengthening the encroachment. Steel in different forms, for that purpose, is the central required raw material by the global hardware market.

    Steel industry, however was greatly affected by the global turmoil of 2008 but had started strengthening as the market is floating back to normal. ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT ), the world’s largest more »

  • 3 Steel Giants to Analyze

    By Louie Grint - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: MT, PKX, X

    Since it is a basic industry and a fundamental player in infrastructure and overall economic development, the steel industry is commonly taken as a reference for how well an economy is doing. Unfortunately, indicators tell us that low demand and lower prices still push the industry down. However, America is showing some signs of recovery, which could push some sleeping steel giants up.

    Let’s find out how three of more »

  • ETF Alert: Should You Invest in This Emerging Market?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MT, INDY, EPI

    After Posco’s pullout from the multi-billion-dollar steel projects in India, the world’s leading steel maker ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), has also decided to pull the plug on its Indian investment plan. Posco was gearing up to construct a 6 million ton steel mill while ArcelorMittal was eyeing a project with an annual capacity to produce 12 million tons of steel. Both companies have cited identical reasons: a weak business more »

  • Three Steel Buys for the Industry's Inevitable Rebalancing

    By Reuben Brewer - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MT, BBL, NUE

    Demand from China caused a price spike in steel that simply wasn't sustainable. As demand comes back to more normal levels, look for the industry to recover. Consider buying diversified BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL), innovation specialist Nucor (NYSE: NUE), and global giant ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT).

    Supply and Demand

    Commodities are powered by the dynamics of supply and demand. As demand outstrips supply, prices go up. As prices go up more »

  • Global Steel Producers Might Provide You With Solid Returns

    By Zain Raza - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, PKX

    ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), POSCO (NYSE: PKX) and Nucor (NYSE: NUE) are the largest steel producers in the world, meeting most of the world's demand in all domains of steel products. Thus these companies are able to make good profits each year.

    However, AreclorMittal and POSCO are in a much better position as compared to Nucor steel, since both the companies have expanded with the passage of time, moving into more »

  • What to Do About Steel Investing

    By Shweta Dubey - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: MT, PKX, X

    This year, the global steel industry is facing the overcapacity issues. Most steel mills are running at 70% capacity while still slugging out of the economic downturn. There is a silver lining, however, in the form of rising demand from growing economies like India, China, Thailand, and South Korea. This growth in demand is expected to benefit the steel producers in terms of price, revenue, and margin.

    Here are three more »

  • Cliffs Natural Resources: A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity?

    By Sean O'Reilly - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AKS, MT, CLF

    One of the former high flyers of both the current bull market and the one leading up to the Great Recession, Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), has been absolutely decimated as of late. Having traded as high as $100 dollars a share as recently as 2011, Cliffs has been beaten down to recent lows of $15. When a company has a share price that falls 85% from its highs, there more »

  • What Could Happen if Things Start to Go Well for Steel?

    By Matthew Frankel - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AKS, MT, X

    The steel industry has had a rough couple of years, and the share prices of integrated steelmakers certainly reflect this. Some companies have been beaten down more than others, and AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE: AKS) has been one of the worst performers in the sector. It could also turn out to be a gold mine for new investors if they successfully turn things around. However, that is a very more »

  • Does a Low Price Make This Giant a Buy?

    By Waqar Saif - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, STLD

    Headquartered in Luxembourg, AreclorMittal (NYSE: MT), is the world’s largest steel producer. Just like all major steel stocks, ArcelorMittal has also become a victim of low steel prices. On July 20, shares closed at $12.72, down 26% on a year-over-year basis. With steel prices facing an uncertain future, two key questions arise:  What does 2013 have in store for the company? Has ArcelorMittal bottomed?

    Recent developments:  ArcelorMittal abandons more »

  • A CEO Exit Could Mean This Iron-Ore Producer Is in Play

    By Bob Chandler - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: MT, CLF, RIO

    Minerals producer Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) recently announced that president and chief executive officer Joseph Carrabba has decided to retire. Most of the time a CEO departure isn’t a big deal, but every once in awhile it can signal an upcoming change in company control via merger or acquisition. It’s a pretty rare occurrence but happened relatively recently at a company called Massey Energy.

    In mid-December 2010 more »

  • This Stock Offers Quality at a Discount

    By Ted Cooper - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: MT, PKX, TS

    There are two main groups of investors in the value investing community: those who buy really cheap companies and those who buy really good companies. Usually, the cheap companies are bad businesses in a cyclical or secular downturn, while the good companies are priced at a level that presents an ambiguous investment opportunity.

    Of course, the best situation is one that offers a good business at a low price. Investors more »

  • A Financial Salute to America: Part II - Steel City

    By John McKenna - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, X

    (for Part I about Standard Oil and its offspring, click here).

    America didn’t just lead the world in oil at the turn of the last century; it also dominated in another important facet of modern life: steel production. Like Rockefeller was to Standard Oil, Andrew Carnegie was to U.S. Steel (NYSE: X). A company noted for size rather than efficiency, it was responsible for 67% of steel production more »

  • Steel Producers Continue Their Slow Grind Back to Health

    By Bob Ciura - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, X

    The steel industry is fighting a long, hard battle in the aftermath of the worst recession since the Great Depression. As the financial crisis set in, demand for everything that counts steel as an input collapsed, and took the major steelmakers to the brink of insolvency.

    Fast forward to today, and the recent results from the world’s major steel companies underscores the remaining challenges facing the global economy. Demand more »

  • Arctic Exploitation

    By Joshua Caldon - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: MT, RDS-A

    It is not certain that the recently thinning ice of the arctic is a temporary phenomenon or a more permanent feature of our changing world. It is also not certain if the phenomenon is mostly driven by human activity or if it is reversible. However, leaders and political activists around the world bemoan global warming and its possible consequences. President Obama was the latest with his recent presidential address which more »

  • The US Steel Industry Is Concerned

    By Vanina Egea - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, X

    The US steel market is facing headwinds due to low metal prices. There are many factors that could be causing this issue such as the declining prices of raw materials, all of which impact steel production. On the other hand, increased imports of Chinese steel into US is another reason of concern for these companies.

    Despite these issues, investors can still find good opportunities and enter this market. The construction more »

  • 3 Solid Stocks Left Behind In This Bull Market

    By Anthony Parsons - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: MT, CHL, PBR

    One of Warren Buffett's famous sayings is to be greedy when others are fearful and to be fearful when others are greedy.  The market is mis-pricing 3 international giants that dominate their markets.  These stocks provide appetizing entry points for long-term investors. 

    Over the past 5 years, China Mobile Limited (NYSE: CHL)Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), and ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) have been hammered.  The international market bull run peaked around more »

  • Massive Miners, Bargain Prices

    By Ryan Palmer - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: MT, BHP, RIO

    Those of us looking to diversify into a company that mine a myriad of metals have some excellent opportunities available at the moment. Two of the worlds largest mining companies, as well Earth's biggest steel producer, are trading at levels less than 5% off of their 52 week highs. That  alone does not qualify them as attractive investments. But when enterprises of this size trade near 52 week lows more »

  • Don't Miss These 3 Companies With High Earnings-Per-Share Forecasts

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: MT, BMRN, LNKD

    Earnings per share, or EPS, is an important metric for investors performs a lot of functions: It helps suggest potential profits on individual shares in a company. Moreover, it also shows the performance of a company in a given timeframe, and annual EPS growth suggests the cash generation capacity of a company.

    Here are three companies with annual EPS growth forecast above 25% for five years – but they'll only more »

  • This Stock Is Too Cheap to Ignore

    By Ted Cooper - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, X

    Whenever investors fear economic weakness, the stocks they flee first tend to be in cyclical industries that are also capital-intensive. Likewise, investors tend to return to these stocks last as the economy recovers. Such is the case in the steel industry, where ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) cannot seem to catch a bid in the current bull market.

    Bleak short-term outlook

    There are countless companies that seem cheap, but many have competitive more »

  • The Best Way to Play a US-Led Steel Recovery

    By Vanina Egea - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: MT, NUE, X

    The US steel market is facing headwinds given low metal prices. There are many factors that could be encouraging this issue, including the declining prices of raw materials, which impact steel production. On the other hand, there's been increased imports of Chinese steel into the US, which is another reason of concern for these companies.

    Despite all of these issues, investors can find an opportunity to enter this market more »

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