Argus slashes price target on United States Steel Corporation [X] – find out why.

United States Steel Corporation [NYSE: X] price surged by 3.02 percent to reach at $0.51. The company report on December 18, 2020 that United States Steel Corporation Provides Fourth Quarter 2020 Guidance.

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) provided fourth quarter 2020 guidance. Fourth quarter 2020 adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately $55 million. The Company expects fourth quarter 2020 adjusted diluted loss per share to be approximately ($0.85).

“Flat-rolled customer demand in the U.S. and Europe has improved throughout the fourth quarter, fueled by consumer-driven end-markets such as automotive, appliance, and packaging,” commented U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt. “December’s performance has been particularly strong driven by the flow-through of higher steel prices, more nimble operations, and a continued focus on cost management. As a result, we have line of sight to significantly improved financial performance in 2021. Longer lead times, higher utilization rates, and higher input costs reflect current healthy steel demand and make us optimistic about the sustainability of ’s market environment.”.

A sum of 11193316 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 12.94M shares. United States Steel Corporation shares reached a high of $17.57 and dropped to a low of $16.26 until finishing in the latest session at $17.38.

The one-year X stock forecast points to a potential downside of -66.32. The average equity rating for X stock is currently 3.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on United States Steel Corporation [X]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for X shares is $10.45 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on X stock is a recommendation set at 3.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Argus have made an estimate for United States Steel Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 09, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Equal-Weight. The new note on the price target was released on December 09, 2020, representing the official price target for United States Steel Corporation stock. On August 04, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for X shares from 7 to 6.

The Average True Range (ATR) for United States Steel Corporation is set at 1.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for X stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.42. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.11.

X Stock Performance Analysis:

United States Steel Corporation [X] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.70. With this latest performance, X shares gained by 56.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 117.25% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.81% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for X stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.76, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.71 for United States Steel Corporation [X]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.45, while it was recorded at 17.82 for the last single week of trading, and 8.73 for the last 200 days.

Insight into United States Steel Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and United States Steel Corporation [X] shares currently have an operating margin of -0.22 and a Gross Margin at +2.01. United States Steel Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.87.

Return on Total Capital for X is now -0.40, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -8.74. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -15.19, with Return on Assets sitting at -5.58. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, United States Steel Corporation [X] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 94.77. Additionally, X Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 48.66, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 33.41. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 92.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.73.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, United States Steel Corporation [X] managed to generate an average of -$22,909 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.15.United States Steel Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

X Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, United States Steel Corporation posted -0.64/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.11/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 42.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for X. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for United States Steel Corporation go to 8.00%.

United States Steel Corporation [X] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,155 million, or 56.50% of X stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of X stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 23,855,016, which is approximately -3.065% of the company’s market cap and around 1.14% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 18,366,698 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $319.21 million in X stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $179.72 million in X stock with ownership of nearly 17.899% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in United States Steel Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 129 institutional holders increased their position in United States Steel Corporation [NYSE:X] by around 15,363,939 shares. Additionally, 145 investors decreased positions by around 24,326,503 shares, while 76 investors held positions by with 84,324,306 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 124,014,748 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. X stock had 44 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,349,787 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 11,476,045 shares during the same period.

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