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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 16301.45. Since its IPO date on the 9/1/1983, Nucor Corporation, NUE performance year to date is 26.87%. Today Nucor Corporation, NUE has gained 0.18%, with a current price of 50.4.

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 20.24%. The 52-week high is -11.70%, and the 52-week low is 51.10%. The average volume for Nucor Corporation, NUE is 881119.

With a target price of 54.42, can Nucor Corporation, NUE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nucor Corporation, NUE. Nucor Corporation has a P/E of 34.41 and a forward P/E of 15.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.45. Nucor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.04 and 2.12 respectively. For P/cash, Nucor Corporation has a value of 6.99, while it is 17.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.4, Nucor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.98%. 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 16.54% 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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