Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, 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

$4.01 billion



TTM Revenue

$23.82 billion


Chairman/CEO John Surma, Jr.

CFO Gretchen Haggerty

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT),

Nucor (NYSE:NUE),


CAPS members bullish on X also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on X also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,450 of the 1,563 members who have rated U.S. Steel -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include QuakerMan222 and CAPS All-Star BigHorseShoe, who is ranked in the top 7% of our community.

Last week, QuakerMan222 wrote that U.S. Steel "is sure to benefit from the government stimulus plan. With the allocation of money to infrastructure projects, steel's demand serves to only increase in the next year or so."

In a pitch from last month, BigHorseShoe takes a more balanced bull-stance on the steel stock:

am not thrilled with the margins, the increasing inventory and receivables, and the ability of credit to their private clients to purchase more steel and payback what was already contracted. ... That being said all this is priced into the stock, there is optimism about Obama's infrastructure plan and at this valuation, coupled with the dividend being secure with cash continually being generated from operations and stored in the coffers, I am going to buy, collect my dividend and wait for the eventual appreciation.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.