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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 15952.42. Since its IPO date on the 09/01/1983, Nucor Corporation, NUE performance year to date is 26.02%. Today Nucor Corporation, NUE has gained -2.50%, with a current price of 48.72.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 133.20%. Return of assets are at 2.40%, 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 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.6. With a profit margin of 2.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 10.00%, and operating margin of 5.60%. Nucor Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.9, while the quick ratio is 2.6.

For the last year Nucor Corporation, NUE has seen a EPS growth of -50.00%. A performance for the year of 16.97%. The 52-week high is -5.52%, and the 52-week low is 46.06%. The average volume for Nucor Corporation, NUE is 1139605.

With a target price of 53, can Nucor Corporation, NUE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nucor Corporation, NUE. Nucor Corporation has a P/E of 44.62 and a forward P/E of 16.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.32. Nucor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.01 and 2.15 respectively. For P/cash, Nucor Corporation has a value of 6.85, while it is 12.4 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 48.72, Nucor Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.00%. We see a return on equity of 4.80%.

Looking more long-term Nucor Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 19.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 21.94% 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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