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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Nucor Corporation, NUE

Nucor Corporation, NUE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Steel & Iron in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Nucor Corporation, NUE  has a market cap of 15506.71. Since its IPO date on the 9/1/1983, Nucor Corporation, NUE performance year to date is 22.33%. Today Nucor Corporation, NUE has gained -0.19%, with a current price of 48.51.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 111.10%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 5.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Nucor Corporation, NUE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 3.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.20%, and operating margin of 7.70%. Nucor Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.4, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Nucor Corporation, NUE has seen a EPS growth of -50.00%. A performance for the year of 19.55%. The 52-week high is -15.01%, and the 52-week low is 45.43%. The average volume for Nucor Corporation, NUE is 3112600.

With a target price of 54.46, can Nucor Corporation, NUE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nucor Corporation, NUE. Nucor Corporation has a P/E of 33.18 and a forward P/E of 15.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.39. Nucor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.99 and 2.05 respectively. For P/cash, Nucor Corporation has a value of 6.65, while it is 16.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 48.51, Nucor Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.09%. We see a return on equity of 7.10%.

Looking more long-term Nucor Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.81%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.82% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -50.00% for this year and for the last five years a 21.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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