Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $5.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.19 billion. Nucor Corporation had a return on equity of 12.77% and a net margin of 5.80%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.88 EPS.
Nucor Corporation (NUE) traded down 0.40% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $59.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,455,723 shares. Nucor Corporation has a 12-month low of $46.61 and a 12-month high of $68.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $55.99 and its 200-day moving average is $57.46. The company has a market cap of $19.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.70 and a beta of 1.54.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a $0.3775 dividend. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Nucor Corporation’s payout ratio is 43.90%.
In other Nucor Corporation news, Chairman John J. Ferriola sold 15,131 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.40, for a total transaction of $913,912.40. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 349,506 shares in the company, valued at $21,110,162.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Victoria F. Haynes sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.16, for a total transaction of $137,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 33,573 shares in the company, valued at $1,851,886.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.
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Several equities analysts have recently commented on NUE shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Nucor Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Nucor Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $77.50 price target on shares of Nucor Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nucor Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “market perform” rating and set a $63.00 price target (up from $62.00) on shares of Nucor Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Nucor Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.32.
Nucor Corporation Company Profile
Nucor Corporation (Nucor) manufactures steel and steel products. The Company produces direct reduced iron (DRI) for use in its steel mills. It operates in three segments: steel mills, steel products and raw materials. The steel mills segment produces and distributes sheet steel (hot-rolled, cold-rolled and galvanized), plate steel, structural steel (wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-piling and sheet piling) and bar steel (blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, wire rod and special bar quality).
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