February 19, 2018

United States Steel Corporation (X) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance

13 August 2017, 10:39 | Opal Carroll

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) traded down 4.13% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.11. The fund acquired 30,070 shares of the basic materials company's stock, valued at approximately $666,000.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $23.00 target price on shares of Timken Steel Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation by 9.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,279,755 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $482,799,000 after buying an additional 14,161,952 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in United States Steel Corporation by 10.1% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 516,797 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $5,277,000 after buying an additional 337,220 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Timken Steel Corporation by 42.2% in the second quarter. The firm now has a buy rating on the basic materials company's stock. Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 4,963,762 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $50,680,000 after buying an additional 3,141,703 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) opened at 23.16 on Wednesday. United States Steel Corporation has a 52 week low of $15.72 and a 52 week high of $41.83. The company has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.28 and a beta of 2.89. Looking at a shorter time period, shares have been seen -27.34% away from the 50 day high and -3.49% off the 50 day low price. The basic materials company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.66. BidaskClub raised Timken Steel Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. The firm had revenue of $3.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.98 billion. Mason Street Advisors has an ownership of 9,100 stocks of the basic materials firms shares valued $172,000 after scooping up an extra 596 shares through out the previous quarter, Invictus RG bought a fresh position in stocks of Timken Steel Corporation during the Q1 valued about $176,000.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -42.9% whereas during current quarter it has -81% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 40% during current year and 36.7% for next year.

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What are top analysts saying about AK Steel Holding Corporation?

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 7th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.86%. United States Steel Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 125.00%. Aperio Group LLC's holdings in United States Steel Corporation were worth $1,352,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of global trademark & copyright legislation. The legal version of this news story can be read at Citigroup initiated AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) on Monday, August 22 with "Neutral" rating. Clarkson Capital upgraded AK Steel Holding Corporation from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $8.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company's stock. It increased, as 46 investors sold AK Steel Holding Corporation shares while 58 reduced holdings. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $8.06. Also, Director Paul Anthony Mascarenas purchased 1,500 shares of United States Steel Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 12,377 shares in the company, valued at approximately $238,999.87. After this purchase, 31,901 common shares of AKS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $170,032. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

AK Steel Holding Corporation, launched on December 20, 1993, is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel).

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