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NYSE:CLFCleveland-Cliffs Competitors & Alternatives

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MA: $5.70
$7.06
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$11.61
Volume18.09 million shs
Average Volume11.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.26 billion
P/E Ratio5.96
Dividend Yield4.18%
Beta1.95

Competitors

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) Vs. NUE, RS, STLD, CMC, WOR, and X

Should you be buying CLF stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "steel" are considered alternatives and competitors to Cleveland-Cliffs, including Nucor (NUE), Reliance Steel & Aluminum (RS), Steel Dynamics (STLD), Commercial Metals (CMC), Worthington Industries (WOR), and United States Steel (X).

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) and Nucor (NYSE:NUE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Nucor's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05
Nucor$22.59 billion0.53$1.27 billion$4.319.27

Nucor has higher revenue and earnings than Cleveland-Cliffs. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nucor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Nucor's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%
Nucor3.57%10.52%6.20%

Dividends

Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Nucor pays an annual dividend of $1.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nucor pays out 37.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Nucor has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cleveland-Cliffs and Nucor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44
Nucor14602.45

Cleveland-Cliffs presently has a consensus target price of $8.8889, suggesting a potential upside of 57.05%. Nucor has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.69%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Nucor.

Volatility & Risk

Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nucor has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Nucor shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Nucor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Nucor on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.9% of Reliance Steel & Aluminum shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Reliance Steel & Aluminum shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Cleveland-Cliffs' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Reliance Steel & Aluminum5.41%13.43%8.28%
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%

Dividends

Reliance Steel & Aluminum pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum pays out 24.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Reliance Steel & Aluminum has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Cleveland-Cliffs, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Reliance Steel & Aluminum08202.20
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44

Reliance Steel & Aluminum currently has a consensus target price of $106.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.18%. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus target price of $8.8889, indicating a potential upside of 57.05%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Reliance Steel & Aluminum.

Volatility and Risk

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Cleveland-Cliffs' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Reliance Steel & Aluminum$10.97 billion0.53$701.50 million$10.348.82
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has higher revenue and earnings than Cleveland-Cliffs. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Reliance Steel & Aluminum, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Reliance Steel & Aluminum on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) and Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cleveland-Cliffs and Steel Dynamics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44
Steel Dynamics13602.50

Cleveland-Cliffs currently has a consensus target price of $8.8889, indicating a potential upside of 57.05%. Steel Dynamics has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.37%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Steel Dynamics.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Steel Dynamics' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05
Steel Dynamics$10.49 billion0.51$671.10 million$3.108.25

Steel Dynamics has higher revenue and earnings than Cleveland-Cliffs. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Steel Dynamics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Steel Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Steel Dynamics pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Steel Dynamics has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Steel Dynamics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%
Steel Dynamics6.39%17.00%8.23%

Risk & Volatility

Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, meaning that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Steel Dynamics has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.5% of Steel Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Steel Dynamics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Steel Dynamics beats Cleveland-Cliffs on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) and Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Commercial Metals' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%
Commercial Metals5.31%18.16%8.10%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cleveland-Cliffs and Commercial Metals' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05
Commercial Metals$5.83 billion0.40$198.09 million$2.089.41

Cleveland-Cliffs has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Commercial Metals. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Commercial Metals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Commercial Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Commercial Metals pays out 23.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Commercial Metals has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cleveland-Cliffs and Commercial Metals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44
Commercial Metals04502.56

Cleveland-Cliffs presently has a consensus price target of $8.8889, indicating a potential upside of 57.05%. Commercial Metals has a consensus price target of $21.1250, indicating a potential upside of 7.89%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Commercial Metals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Commercial Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Commercial Metals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Commercial Metals on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Worthington Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Worthington Industries pays out 40.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Worthington Industries has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Worthington Industries and Cleveland-Cliffs, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Worthington Industries02002.00
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44

Worthington Industries presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.97%. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus price target of $8.8889, indicating a potential upside of 57.05%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Worthington Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Worthington Industries has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.9% of Worthington Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by institutional investors. 34.8% of Worthington Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Worthington Industries and Cleveland-Cliffs' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Worthington Industries2.58%14.13%5.63%
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Worthington Industries and Cleveland-Cliffs' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Worthington Industries$3.06 billion0.66$78.80 million$2.3515.26
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05

Cleveland-Cliffs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Worthington Industries. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Worthington Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats Worthington Industries on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

United States Steel (NYSE:X) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

United States Steel pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Cleveland-Cliffs pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. United States Steel pays out 44.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cleveland-Cliffs pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cleveland-Cliffs is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares United States Steel and Cleveland-Cliffs' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United States Steel$12.94 billion0.10$-630,000,000.00$0.0981.11
Cleveland-Cliffs$1.99 billion1.13$292.80 million$1.125.05

Cleveland-Cliffs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than United States Steel. Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than United States Steel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares United States Steel and Cleveland-Cliffs' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United States Steel-8.92%-4.63%-1.64%
Cleveland-Cliffs11.99%63.19%7.32%

Risk and Volatility

United States Steel has a beta of 2.57, meaning that its share price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 1.95, meaning that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for United States Steel and Cleveland-Cliffs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United States Steel76201.67
Cleveland-Cliffs06212.44

United States Steel currently has a consensus price target of $8.1111, indicating a potential upside of 11.11%. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus price target of $8.8889, indicating a potential upside of 57.05%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than United States Steel.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.7% of United States Steel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of United States Steel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cleveland-Cliffs beats United States Steel on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Nucor logo
NUE
Nucor
3.1$39.94-1.3%$12.18 billion$22.59 billion15.48
Reliance Steel & Aluminum logo
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
2.3$91.24-1.3%$5.88 billion$10.97 billion10.80
Steel Dynamics logo
STLD
Steel Dynamics
2.4$25.56-0.9%$5.43 billion$10.49 billion8.52Upcoming Earnings
Commercial Metals logo
CMC
Commercial Metals
1.6$19.58-1.8%$2.37 billion$5.83 billion7.86
Worthington Industries logo
WOR
Worthington Industries
1.6$35.86-1.5%$2.04 billion$3.06 billion25.61High Trading Volume
United States Steel logo
X
United States Steel
1.4$7.30-0.8%$1.27 billion$12.94 billion-1.14
Allegheny Technologies logo
ATI
Allegheny Technologies
1.7$9.67-5.4%$1.22 billion$4.12 billion5.12
Carpenter Technology logo
CRS
Carpenter Technology
1.8$22.88-1.3%$1.08 billion$2.38 billion6.61
Schnitzer Steel Industries logo
SCHN
Schnitzer Steel Industries
2.2$16.21-0.3%$437.92 million$2.13 billion147.38
Haynes International logo
HAYN
Haynes International
2.0$22.55-1.6%$278.51 million$490.21 million16.58
Olympic Steel logo
ZEUS
Olympic Steel
1.9$10.61-2.6%$113.49 million$1.58 billion53.05
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products logo
USAP
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
1.6$7.80-2.1%$70.07 million$243.01 million41.05
This page was last updated on 7/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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