Deutsche Bank raises Nucor Corporation(NUE:NYE) to $100 from $75.

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by: STA Research

Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Terry maintained the Hold rating on Nucor Corporation, and raised the target to $100 from $75.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $88 and a consensus Hold rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Neutral with a score of 4.5 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

What to like

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High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Low volatility
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Superior total returns
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What to not like:

Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
Overpriced on cashflow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering
to buy. Highly leveraged
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

 

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