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United States Steel (X) Competitors

$35.91
-0.02 (-0.06%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

X vs. CMC, CRS, STLD, TX, MT, PAAS, FMC, CLF, GGB, and AXTA

Should you be buying United States Steel stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of United States Steel include Commercial Metals (CMC), Carpenter Technology (CRS), Steel Dynamics (STLD), Ternium (TX), ArcelorMittal (MT), Pan American Silver (PAAS), FMC (FMC), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Gerdau (GGB), and Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

United States Steel vs.

United States Steel (NYSE:X) and Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, community ranking, valuation and media sentiment.

In the previous week, United States Steel had 22 more articles in the media than Commercial Metals. MarketBeat recorded 29 mentions for United States Steel and 7 mentions for Commercial Metals. Commercial Metals' average media sentiment score of 1.17 beat United States Steel's score of 0.73 indicating that Commercial Metals is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
United States Steel
10 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Commercial Metals
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

United States Steel pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Commercial Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. United States Steel pays out 5.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Commercial Metals pays out 12.5% 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.

81.9% of United States Steel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.9% of Commercial Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of United States Steel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Commercial Metals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

United States Steel received 580 more outperform votes than Commercial Metals when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 55.75% of users gave United States Steel an outperform vote while only 54.25% of users gave Commercial Metals an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
United States SteelOutperform Votes
912
55.75%
Underperform Votes
724
44.25%
Commercial MetalsOutperform Votes
332
54.25%
Underperform Votes
280
45.75%

United States Steel has higher revenue and earnings than Commercial Metals. Commercial Metals 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.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United States Steel$18.05B0.45$895M$3.4110.53
Commercial Metals$8.80B0.73$859.76M$5.769.69

Commercial Metals has a net margin of 8.09% compared to United States Steel's net margin of 4.89%. Commercial Metals' return on equity of 17.72% beat United States Steel's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United States Steel4.89% 10.61% 5.77%
Commercial Metals 8.09%17.72%11.09%

United States Steel has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Commercial Metals has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

United States Steel presently has a consensus price target of $38.78, suggesting a potential upside of 8.02%. Commercial Metals has a consensus price target of $57.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.27%. Given United States Steel's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe United States Steel is more favorable than Commercial Metals.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United States Steel
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.30
Commercial Metals
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

Summary

United States Steel and Commercial Metals tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding X and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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X vs. The Competition

MetricUnited States SteelBlast furnaces & steel mills IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$8.08B$11.52B$2.92B$17.76B
Dividend Yield0.56%3.32%5.13%3.54%
P/E Ratio10.5317.44136.4021.86
Price / Sales0.450.85841,612.8410.26
Price / Cash3.896.0823.7019.35
Price / Book0.711.104.035.92
Net Income$895M$1.63B$166.48M$976.87M
7 Day Performance-0.03%-1.28%-0.68%-1.55%
1 Month Performance-3.42%1.37%4.57%3.70%
1 Year Performance67.13%23.54%18.23%24.45%

United States Steel Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CMC
Commercial Metals
4.1174 of 5 stars
$56.38
-0.7%
$57.67
+2.3%
+25.4%$6.52B$8.80B9.7913,022Positive News
CRS
Carpenter Technology
3.6168 of 5 stars
$112.19
+2.2%
$109.67
-2.2%
+140.4%$5.57B$2.55B42.664,500Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
STLD
Steel Dynamics
2.9824 of 5 stars
$134.35
+1.0%
$125.29
-6.7%
+43.0%$21.11B$18.80B9.2312,600
TX
Ternium
3.5235 of 5 stars
$43.44
-0.4%
$50.83
+17.0%
+12.1%$8.74B$18.77B12.8934,458
MT
ArcelorMittal
4.2513 of 5 stars
$26.21
+0.3%
$30.30
+15.6%
+0.1%$21.11B$68.28B29.45126,756Analyst Revision
PAAS
Pan American Silver
2.3524 of 5 stars
$22.22
-1.0%
$21.33
-4.0%
+37.2%$8.06B$2.32B-48.309,900Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
FMC
FMC
4.7729 of 5 stars
$64.03
+0.3%
$70.56
+10.2%
-41.1%$7.99B$4.49B7.156,600
CLF
Cleveland-Cliffs
3.9921 of 5 stars
$17.51
-1.1%
$20.64
+17.9%
+19.1%$8.33B$22.00B23.6626,000
GGB
Gerdau
4.4102 of 5 stars
$3.63
-2.9%
$4.63
+27.4%
-11.8%$7.89B$66.25B5.9727,371Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
AXTA
Axalta Coating Systems
4.0568 of 5 stars
$34.95
-0.8%
$38.23
+9.4%
+19.0%$7.71B$5.18B31.4912,000Analyst Forecast
Positive News

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This page (NYSE:X) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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