Why ArcelorMittal Is Ready to Rebound

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

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

ArcelorMittal facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Luxembourg (1989)

Market Cap

$19.8 billion

Industry

Steel

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$81.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Lakshmi Mittal

CFO Aditya Mittal

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(0.1%)

Dividend Yield

5.9%

Competitors

POSCO 

Nucor 

United States Steel 

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,123 members who have rated ArcelorMittal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star Lulupoopsalot, tapped the stock as a solid long-term bargain opportunity:

I might be getting in too soon on this one. But the value is hard to ignore. Price/Sales of 0.21, a Price/Book of 0.35, and a LT Debt/Equity of 0.44 are just a few things that make me believe a bottom should be close. This is a long term hold based on many things such as a global recovery, steal price stability or increases, and improving margins. All speculative at this point so it will take many years for this to play out.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, ArcelorMittal may not be your top choice.

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