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More top-performing CAPS members are feeling bullish about United States Steel (NYSE:X) lately, enough to upgrade it from its long-held three-star rank to a more formidable four stars. A total of 1,501 members have given their opinion on U.S. Steel, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

The fourth quarter of 2008 saw a serious drop in demand for steel products, because of the economy and weakness in auto manufacturers such as Ford (NYSE:F) and GM. In response, a host of companies, including U.S. Steel and Alcoa (NYSE:AA), cut production, but some investors predict that the quick cuts coming from steel and mining companies, such as ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX), and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP), could cause a significant supply shortfall and spark a rebound in the price of basic materials. Some Wall Street firms agree: U.S. Steel received an upgrade from Goldman Sachs last month, as the bank noted that industry production cuts could have overshot the reduction in demand.

Fourth-quarter earnings at U.S. Steel are expected to come in low, but with industry warnings already on the table, some investors see upside going forward. In addition, many steel customers could soon need to replace their dwindling inventory levels, and many investors are bullish on a potential Obama administration stimulus package that could benefit U.S. Steel and others such as Nucor (NYSE:NUE) or Schnitzer Steel. The combination of potential catalysts for the stock has many seeing better times ahead, as nearly 93% of the CAPS members rating United States Steel expect it to outperform the market.

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