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|
|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|
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.
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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