why United States Steel Corporation [X] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $26.40

United States Steel Corporation [NYSE: X] jumped around 1.22 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $27.69 at the close of the session, up 4.61%. The company report on December 22, 2022 that United States Steel Corporation Appoints Two New Executives to Further Enhance Its Best for All® Strategy.

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel”) announced the appointment of two new executive leaders, Christian Gianni as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and John Gordon as Senior Vice President, Raw Materials & Sustainable Resources. Mr. Gianni and Mr. Gordon report directly to David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, as members of the Company’s executive management team.

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United States Steel Corporation stock is now 10.54% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. X Stock saw the intraday high of $27.73 and lowest of $26.385 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 39.25, which means current price is +13.81% above from all time high which was touched on 01/10/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 8.39M shares, X reached a trading volume of 6429120 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 $26.40 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 3.00. 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for United States Steel Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 04, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse dropped their target price from $49 to $44. The new note on the price target was released on June 17, 2022, representing the official price target for United States Steel Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $34 to $28, while JP Morgan kept a Underweight rating on X stock. On March 07, 2022, analysts increased their price target for X shares from 21 to 31.

The Average True Range (ATR) for United States Steel Corporation is set at 1.14, with the Price to Sales ratio for X stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.63, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 15.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for X in the course of the last twelve months was 2.28 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

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 10.58. With this latest performance, X shares gained by 6.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 58.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.02% 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 62.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.25, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.81 for United States Steel Corporation [X]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.54, while it was recorded at 26.35 for the last single week of trading, and 24.30 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 +22.79 and a Gross Margin at +24.69. United States Steel Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.42.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 65.24, with Return on Assets sitting at 27.94.

United States Steel Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

Earnings analysis for United States Steel Corporation [X]

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 $4,900 million, or 79.20% of X stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of X stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 20,928,140, which is approximately -8.604% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 20,812,719 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $576.3 million in X stocks shares; and SOROBAN CAPITAL PARTNERS LP, currently with $304.59 million in X stock with ownership of nearly -5.853% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in United States Steel Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 172 institutional holders increased their position in United States Steel Corporation [NYSE:X] by around 19,617,791 shares. Additionally, 212 investors decreased positions by around 30,001,059 shares, while 92 investors held positions by with 127,351,492 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 176,970,342 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. X stock had 47 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,975,860 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 5,634,161 shares during the same period.


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