Today's Brokerage Rating: United States Steel Corporation (X), Five Below, Inc. (FIVE)

Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $34.00 price objective (up from $29.00) on shares of United States Steel in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. equities analysts forecast that United States Steel Corporation will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current year. The company was initiated on Monday, November 2 by Rosenblatt. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $31. Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 60,597 shares of company stock worth $1,656,892 and sold 19,265 shares worth $577,950. X's average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of X's future price movements. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has risen 45.54% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has a market cap of $5,190.00, a P/E ratio of 20.49 and a beta of 3.00. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The basic materials company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.25.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 1.3 percent. The company's revenue was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter past year.

Analysts await United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) to report earnings on January, 30. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 10th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. United States Steel's dividend payout ratio is presently 29.85%. Also, CFO Kevin Bradley acquired 36,762 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. A reading above 70 indicates that a stock is overvalued, and a reading below 30 implies that it is undervalued. Approximately 11.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Thursday, August 31. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,744 shares in the company, valued at $1,552,320. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

United States Steel (X) traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, reaching $29.83. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $49.30, CC sits below its 52-week high. Hodges Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in United States Steel by 160.2% in the 2nd quarter. The 20-day RSI for CC is 39.83%, which suggests that the stock is not particularly expensive or cheap, and not predisposed to a reactive price movement based on this measure. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D purchased a new stake in United States Steel in the 2nd quarter valued at about $37,749,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,245,149 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $71,851,000 after buying an additional 236,714 shares during the period. The shares were bought at an average cost of $27.23 per share, for a total transaction of $1,001,029.26. Insiders own 1.31% of the company's stock.

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United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe.

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