Stocks under Consideration: Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP)

14 Février, 2017, 14:15 | Auteur: Ludovic Moineau

The shares moved at $8.39, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 288.43% in twelve months time.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) went up 0.91% during trading on the U.S. exchange when it had traded 24.5M shares. It has been recommended as "Buy Opinions" from 2 and 2 suggested "Sell Thoughts" for the stock. The company had Year Ago Sales of $3.98 Billion. Wedbush Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in AK Steel Holding Corporation during the third quarter worth about $120,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in AK Steel Holding Corporation during the third quarter valued at $106,000. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 1.91 and the short float is around of 2.00%. The stock's price fluctuated within the range of $8.35 - $8.79 during previous trading session.

AK Steel Holding Corporation's (AKS) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average slumped at -3.31% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average declined -13.66% along with 34.02% above distance from two hundred simple moving averages. The company's 50-day moving average is $60.05 and its 200-day moving average is $54.65. The stock's 52-week range is $2.19 - $11.39.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) have shown a high EPS growth of 5.17% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of N\A yoy. Nucor Corporation now has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $62.14. Nucor Corporation had a net margin of 4.53% and a return on equity of 9.32%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.23) earnings per share. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.16. Expected growth of First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) for the next year 5 years is 12.1 percent (per annum), as compared to 8.27 percent (per annum) in the past 5 years. WRIGHT VICENTE now owns 96,882 shares in the company after this transaction. This is a boost from Nucor Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 28th. Nucor Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 65.94%.

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AKS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Vetr raised AK Steel Holding Corporation from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $7.45 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Nucor Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 20th. Citigroup Inc. restated a "buy" rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of United States Steel Corporation in a research report on Friday, November 4th. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $62.14. The Company operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Company also produces metallurgical coal through its subsidiary, AK Coal Resources, Inc. It also processes ferrous and nonferrous metals and brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron (HBI) and DRI.