Nucor Corporation (NUE): Price and Financial Metrics

Nucor Corporation (NUE): $102.51

1.71 (+1.70%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where NUE ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 97.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NUE is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 206 days.
  • NUE ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 38th percentile.

NUE Stock Summary

  • Nucor Corp's market capitalization of $30,163,588,963 is ahead of 91.84% of US-listed equities.
  • NUE's went public 35.39 years ago, making it older than 92.9% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • For NUE, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 81.18% of US equities we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Nucor Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be LH, AME, VRSK, APTV, and NDAQ.
  • NUE's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Nucor Corp's official web site, go to

NUE Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NUE, see our NUE price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $78.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.71 (Moderate Buy)

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NUE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $102.51 52-week high $103.98
Prev. close $100.80 52-week low $36.80
Day low $99.38 Volume 3,970,400
Day high $102.94 Avg. volume 3,192,254
50-day MA $79.79 Dividend yield 1.61%
200-day MA $58.25 Market Cap 30.62B

Nucor Corporation (NUE) Company Bio

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The company's products are used in automotive, energy, agricultural, heavy equipment, and transportation sectors. The company was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NUE Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$102.51$20.06 -78%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Nucor Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Nucor Corp ranked in the 22th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Nucor Corp ended up being:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.55 years, is -0.07% -- higher than merely 17% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Nucor Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than merely 21.97% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, Nucor Corp experienced a tax rate of about 0% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Basic Materials), this tax rate is higher than only 0% of stocks generating free cash flow.

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For other companies in the Basic Materials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as NUE, try ROCK, WDFC, GPRE, MERC, and SVM.

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Latest NUE News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Nucor Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NUE as an investment opportunity.

Nucor Has Doubled - Now What?

Photo by davit85/iStock via Getty Images In October of 2020, I wrote an article covering the favorable outlook of one of America's largest steel companies. I became bullish on Nucor (NUE) because of its dominant position in the United States, its ability to generate free cash flow, and because the...

Leo Nelissen on Seeking Alpha | May 14, 2021

Nucor To Buy Back $3B In Stock; Shares Pop 5%

Nucor Corp. (NUE) announced a stock repurchase program of up to $3 billion. Following the announcement, shares of the steel producer rose 5% on May 13 to close at $100.80. Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This new program, which has no expiration date, replaces the earlier-authorized stock buyback program worth $2 billion. Approximately $1.55 billion of the stock had already been repurchased under the company's old program.

Shalu Saraf on TipRanks | May 14, 2021

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Yahoo | May 13, 2021

Nucor sets new $3 billion stock repurchase program, which could represent more than 10% of its shares

Nucor Corp. said Thursday it has set a new $3.0 billion stock repurchase program. Based on the previous session's stock closing price of $95.99, the steel products company could buy back about 10.4% of the shares outstanding. The company said the new program replaces the $2.0 billion program that was authorized in September 2018, of which $1.55 billion of common stock had been repurchased. The new program has no expiration date. The stock, which slipped 0.3% in premarket trading, has soared 80.5% year to date through Wednesday, as continuous HRC Steel Futures have run up 66.2% and the S&P 500 has gained 8.2%.

Yahoo | May 13, 2021

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NUE Price Returns

1-mo 29.92%
3-mo 82.89%
6-mo 91.25%
1-year 177.94%
3-year 73.08%
5-year 148.27%
YTD 93.72%
2020 -1.76%
2019 11.84%
2018 -16.36%
2017 9.59%
2016 52.18%

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