(NYSE:HCA) sales have annually surged 6.90% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 8.00%. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.01% of the company's stock. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of United States Steel by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. The company's Market capitalization is $1.76B with the total Outstanding Shares of 322.16M. The stock decreased 2.98% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $11.4. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 4.83% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 7.36%. CoreCommodity Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of United States Steel during the 4th quarter valued at about $152,000. Royce & Associates LP now owns 2,176,109 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $12,317,000 after purchasing an additional 345,000 shares during the period. The stock of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by BMO Capital Markets. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 7,960 shares in the company, valued at $238,800. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of United States Steel by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 14,600 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $323,000 after acquiring an additional 8,400 shares during the period. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. United States Steel now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $35.29. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 51,744 shares in the company, valued at $1,552,320. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.01 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 12 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.11 and low estimates of $-0.12, however AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE:AKS) reported $0.19 earnings per share for the same quarter a year ago. Furthermore on 12/20/17 Longbow Research "Upgrades" the stock to Buy at $0. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AK Steel from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $7.50 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $52.00 price objective (up from $41.00) on shares of United States Steel in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $6.88. KeyCorp reissued a "hold" rating on shares of United States Steel in a research note on Friday, November 17th. United States Steel shares last traded at $44.37, with a volume of 14480000 shares changing hands. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.75. United States Steel Co. has a one year low of $18.55 and a one year high of $46.82. The company has a market cap of $1,630.00, a PE ratio of 46.91, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 2.87.
United States Steel (NYSE:X) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The basic materials company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $3.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.10 billion. United States Steel had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 12.56%. The shares went down by -18.23% in value last month.
These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for AKS to be -94.7%.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.45%. United States Steel's payout ratio is now 9.17%.
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AK Steel Holding Corporation is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). The Company operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular).