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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) Stock Has Dropped -19.89% Over The Month – Is There Room For Growth?

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)’s traded shares stood at 23.31 million during the last session, with the company’s beta value hitting 2.18. At the close of trading, the stock’s price was $23.97, to imply a decrease of -2.24% or -$0.55 in intraday trading. The X share’s 52-week high remains $39.25, putting it -63.75% down since that peak but still an impressive 31.54% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $16.41. The company has a valuation of $5.75B, with an average of 8.04 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 6.56 million shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of a Hold for United States Steel Corporation (X), translating to a mean rating of 3.00. Of 13 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 3 analyst(s) give X a Sell rating. 0 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 7 advise Hold as 2 recommend it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at $0.35.

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) trade information

After registering a -2.24% downside in the last session, United States Steel Corporation (X) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 27.85 this Friday, 03/17/23, dropping -2.24% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -11.91%, and -19.89% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is -4.31%. Short interest in United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) saw shorts transact 19.1 million shares and set a 2.76 days time to cover.

Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $26.62, implying an increase of 9.95% to the stock’s current value. The extremes give us $13.85 and $33.00 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, X has been trading -37.67% off suggested target high and 42.22% from its likely low.

United States Steel Corporation (X) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing United States Steel Corporation share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has underperformed competitors. United States Steel Corporation (X) shares are 18.08% up over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate lower than industry average at -79.20% against -21.00%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -88.50% this quarter before falling -80.60% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will shrink -23.90% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 6 analysts is $3.99 billion. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Jun 2023, a total of 5 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $4.23 billion.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $5.23 billion and $6.29 billion respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to fall -23.80% before dropping -32.80% in the following quarter.

An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 39.40% for the past 5-year period. While 2023 is set for a -38.80% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at 8.00% annually.

X Dividends

United States Steel Corporation has its next earnings report out between April 26 and May 01. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. United States Steel Corporation has a forward dividend ratio of 0.20, with the share yield ticking at 0.83% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 0.00%.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)’s Major holders

United States Steel Corporation insiders hold 1.17% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 81.77% of the shares at 82.74% float percentage. In total, 81.77% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Vanguard Group, Inc. (The). As of Sep 29, 2022, the company held over 20.93 million shares (or 9.24% of shares), all amounting to roughly $379.22 million.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackrock Inc. with 20.81 million shares, or about 9.18% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Sep 29, 2022, these shares were worth $377.13 million.

We also have iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the United States Steel Corporation (X) shares. Going by data provided on Dec 30, 2022, iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF holds roughly 7.23 million shares. This is just over 3.19% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $181.16 million. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 6.36 million, or 2.81% of the shares, all valued at about 115.24 million.

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