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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) which is in the industry Steel & Iron, gaining 0.79% today. In the last week its performance is 2.82%, and -2.67% for the past quarter. Currently, Nucor Corporation, NUE has a target price of 54.46, so today’s gain of 0.79% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.56%.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), has a market cap of 15995.9, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 81.20%.

At the current price of 49.97, it has a dividend yield of 3.00%, and its target price is 54.46. This is with a profit margin of 3.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.59. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has a P/E of 34.18, as well as a forward P/E of 15.57.

With a current EPS of 1.46, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 16.81%,Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 21.60%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 23.81%.

Performance for the year is 21.61%. Since its IPO date on 9/1/1983, the total performance to date is 26.02%.

Volume today for Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), is 2843500, while its average volume is 2787.83. Whilst the total gain today was 0.79%, it did have a day high of -12.46%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.00%, and 1.87% for the month. The 52-week low for Nucor Corporation, NUE has been 49.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -12.46%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.60%, and its return on assets is 3.20%. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has an operating margin of 6.60%. With a sales growth of -2.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Nucor Corporation, NUE is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.57, and has a current ratio of 3.4 and 2.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Nucor Corporation? Well its PEG is 1.44, and the P/S is 1.02, along with a P/B of 2.11. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.86.

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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