Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-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

$6.44 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.2 billion


CEO John Surma, Jr. (since 2004)
CFO Gretchen Haggerty (since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.5 billion / $3.4 billion


ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT)
Nucor (NYSE:NUE)

CAPS Members Bullish on X Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on X Also Bearish on

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93.6% of the 1,962 members who have rated U.S. Steel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include denisenmatt and All-Star noirblood, who is ranked in the top 13% of our community.

A few months ago, denisenmatt tapped U.S. Steel as a particularly solid selection: "[C]ommon sense and daily studying from multiple sources leads me to believe that while every American industry is going to change over the next several years, there is just no getting away from steel. From fancy new water bottles to fancy new bridges we will need steel."

In a pitch from two days ago, noirblood expands on the stock's steely resolve:

[Y]ou have to like almost any sensible steel maker as a recovery play. [U.S. Steel] has rebounded more than [Nucor] but take a look at what mining equipment companies have done this year ... and compare those gains to those of the stocks that will be actually using that equipment. Steel seems to have lagged the rebound in other commodities (copper, coal, silver, gold, etc.) and although you can't compare base metals to precious metals, it does seem steel is being undervalued.

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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.