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

United States Steel Corporation [NYSE: X] traded at a high on 04/19/21, posting a 0.75 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $22.84. The company report on April 12, 2021 that United States Steel Corporation to Release First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on April 29, 2021.

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel”) announced that it will release financial results for the first quarter 2021 on Thursday, April 29, 2021 following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Interested stockholders, investors, and others may listen to the company’s webcast on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The webcast will discuss the first quarter 2021 financial results and provide a company update which may include forward-looking information.

U. S. Steel officials participating on the webcast include David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christine S. Breves, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Rich Fruehauf, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Development Officer and Kevin Lewis, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate FP&A.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 24446571 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of United States Steel Corporation stands at 6.59% while the volatility over the past one month is 7.74%.

The market cap for X stock reached $6.00 billion, with 268.78 million shares outstanding and 260.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 21.40M shares, X reached a trading volume of 24446571 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $19.14 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.

Goldman have made an estimate for United States Steel Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 09, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 15, 2021, representing the official price target for United States Steel Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $28, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on X stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for United States Steel Corporation is set at 1.65, with the Price to Sales ratio for X stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.33.

How has X stock performed recently?

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 7.58. With this latest performance, X shares gained by 0.84% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 163.74% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 236.38% 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 53.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.35, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.90 for United States Steel Corporation [X]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.55, while it was recorded at 22.37 for the last single week of trading, and 13.77 for the last 200 days.

United States Steel Corporation [X]: Deeper insight into the 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 -7.24 and a Gross Margin at -4.39. United States Steel Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -11.96.

Return on Total Capital for X is now -8.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -14.09. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -29.58, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.84. 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 134.94. Additionally, X Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 57.44, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 128.31, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 54.61.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, United States Steel Corporation [X] managed to generate an average of -$49,893 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.97 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.82.United States Steel Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings analysis for United States Steel Corporation [X]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, United States Steel Corporation posted -0.73/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 17.00%. 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%.

Insider trade positions for United States Steel Corporation [X]

There are presently around $3,125 million, or 51.30% of X stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of X stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 26,584,496, which is approximately 11.442% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 18,527,087 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $423.16 million in X stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $206.95 million in X stock with ownership of nearly -12.373% 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 April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 167 institutional holders increased their position in United States Steel Corporation [NYSE:X] by around 30,202,614 shares. Additionally, 153 investors decreased positions by around 17,102,614 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 89,528,111 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 136,833,339 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. X stock had 85 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,770,130 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 2,250,347 shares during the same period.

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