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United States Steel Corporation [NYSE: X] stock went up by 3.78% or 0.52 points up from its previous closing price of $13.75. The stock reached $14.27 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, X share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way gaining +8.02% in the period of the last 7 days.

X had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $14.28, at one point touching $13.76. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $14.28. The 52-week high currently stands at $38.89 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -62.03% after the recent low of $11.67.

United States Steel Corporation [NYSE:X]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to United States Steel Corporation [X], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in December. On average, stock market experts give X an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 11.67 to 38.89. This is compared to its latest closing price of $13.75.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for United States Steel Corporation [X] is sitting at 3.06. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.88.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 United States Steel Corporation [X] generated $3.5 billion in sales. That’s 4.65% higher than the average estimate of $3.34 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 7 Aug (In 54 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of United States Steel Corporation [X]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for United States Steel Corporation [X] sitting at +7.31 and its Gross Margin at +9.68, this company’s Net Margin is now 7.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 16.47, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 20.20%. Its Return on Equity is 29.65, and its Return on Assets is 10.70. These metrics all suggest that United States Steel Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, United States Steel Corporation [X] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 56.66. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 36.17, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 21.68. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 55.12, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.18. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 2.39 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.53. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.26, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.51. United States Steel Corporation [X] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.76, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 3.47 and P/E Ratio of 2.21. These metrics all suggest that United States Steel Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, United States Steel Corporation [X] earns $489,379 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 9.34 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.36. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.86 and its Current Ratio is 1.51. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

United States Steel Corporation [X] has 173.24M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $2.47B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 11.67 to 38.89. At its current price, it has moved down by -63.31% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 22.28% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 2.78, which indicates that it is 3.65% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 51.36. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is United States Steel Corporation [X] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of United States Steel Corporation [X], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.