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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 15268.11. Since its IPO date on the 9/1/1983, Nucor Corporation, NUE performance year to date is 20.43%. Today Nucor Corporation, NUE has gained -1.19%, with a current price of 47.39.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 102.20%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, 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 3.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.20%, and operating margin of 6.60%. 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 18.72%. The 52-week high is -16.34%, and the 52-week low is 43.17%. The average volume for Nucor Corporation, NUE is 2358500.

With a target price of 53.39, can Nucor Corporation, NUE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nucor Corporation, NUE. Nucor Corporation has a P/E of 32.41 and a forward P/E of 15.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.66. Nucor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.98 and 2 respectively. For P/cash, Nucor Corporation has a value of 6.55, while it is 16.73 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.39, Nucor Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.17%. We see a return on equity of 6.20%.

Looking more long-term Nucor Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 19.49%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.89% 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.

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