Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though integrated steel producer U.S. Steel
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 93% of the 2,060 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why U.S. Steel will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below or rate U.S. Steel yourself in CAPS.
1. Improving quarterly performance
While the economy still faces big hurdles, it has come a long way since last year. Major railroads such as Union Pacific
2. Long-term demand
Even with signs of a slowing recovery, many CAPS members hold a bullish long-term outlook for global steel demand that's shared by industry peers. ArcelorMittal
3. Beaten down shares
With U.S. Steel's shares well off its 52-week highs and far from its prerecession levels, some investors are eyeing its shares as a good long-term investment. It sports a 30% estimated five-year annual growth rate, and a solid majority of CAPS members envision the company maintaining a strong global position in steel.
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