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Must-know: US Steel Corp. key points for investors
The growth in the U.S. oil and gas industry along with the shale boom, should have been a godsend opportunity for the domestic steel industry.
U.S. Steel Corp. is available at one of the cheapest valuations when we compare it to other companies operating in the same segment.
The stock price has seen moves of more than 50% both on the downside and upside in very short period of time.
The ruling by U.S. DOC came on July 11.
To protect the domestic companies, governments impose a harsh duty on imported products to make them equal to the domestic price.
Lower margins are a reflection of the efficiency of a company.
U.S. Steel Corp. supplies its products to all major industries like construction, automobile, appliances, and energy.
After trying its hands at various businesses, the company finally consolidated the operations in 2001.
Year-to-date (or YTD) deliveries in 2014 stood at 25.7 million dwt.
In trading, the Baltic Dry Index declined to 850 on June 30, 2014, from 934 at the beginning from the month.
China’s economy is showing encouraging signs as the government’s policy measures have taken shape.
Global crude steel production increased at an annual 2.2% rate in May to 141 million tons as output in China hit new record levels.
In order to support the housing sector, Beijing planned cuts in taxes and loosened monetary policy to ramp up activity in the sector.
Meanwhile, total generation capacity stood at 1,251.22 gigawatts (or GW)—a 9.4% YoY increase.
For the first half of 2014, China’s coal imports stood at 159.87 million metric tons—an increase of 0.9% from the same period last year.
Imported iron ore prices in China continue to indicate a softer upward movement with no significant change seen in domestic iron ore prices.
Although shipments from Australia have surpassed their 2013 end levels, Brazil is yet to breakout of its previous highs.
June exports through the port increased 21% compared to the volumes last year.
DryShips Inc. (DRYS) and Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM) are the two major market players in the dry bulk shipping industry.
Although United may seem undervalued, Southwest has comparatively performed better in terms of profitability, leverage, and efficiency.