4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: U.S. Steel

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel producer United States Steel (NYSE: X  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at U.S. Steel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

U.S. Steel facts

Headquarters (founded) Pittsburgh (1901)
Market Cap $3.9 billion
Industry Steel
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $19.4 billion
Management Chairman/CEO John Surma Jr.
CFO Gretchen Haggerty
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (9.1%)
Cash/Debt $270.0 million / $3.9 billion
Dividend Yield 0.7%
Competitors AK Steel
ArcelorMittal
Nucor

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 2,119 members who have rated U.S. Steel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

This past fall, one of those bulls, pugnaciously, succinctly summed up the outperform argument:

Steel companies in the U.S. in particular are making a comeback after being annihilated. International players like [ArcelorMittal] are still in free-fall over the European debt crisis. However, U.S. is breaking out of the bottom of it's October price. As far as I know, though i haven't researched it too carefully, we will still use the steel to construct buildings until some time into the science fiction future.

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