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Investor Research Report on AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

July 23 2018, 12:12 | Alonzo Simpson

The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 16 by Jefferies.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. It is down 18.16% since June 28, 2016 and is uptrending. 3,000 American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares with value of $237,720 were sold by Buckminster Douglas E. Cox L Kevin sold $6.01 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Wednesday, January 25.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) had a decrease of 8.27% in short interest. Moreover, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has 0.01% invested in AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) for 383,600 shares.

In other United States Steel Corporation news, Director David Sutherland purchased 10,000 shares of United States Steel Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The stock of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, November 21 by Rosenblatt. The lowest target is $1 while the high is $10. Cowen & Co maintained AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) rating on Thursday, October 29. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 6 by RBC Capital Markets.

The Stock had a 2.4 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.6 and 2.8 respectively. Additionally, AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) stock price has gone up by 13.68% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -41.62% below the 52-week high. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of United States Steel Corporation by 21.4% in the first quarter. With 13.97M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their AKS's short positions.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) previously announced its periodic earnings reports on early Tue, Apr 25th. The business had revenue of $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.49 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.08) EPS.

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Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) is its Earnings per Share or EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of AKS in report on Monday, May 15 with "Market Perform" rating. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 8th. United States Steel Corporation had a negative return on equity of 3.48% and a negative net margin of 2.63%.

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Among 17 analysts covering AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Vetr raised United States Steel Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $38.76 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on AK Steel Holding Corporation from $9.00 to $11.50 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The firm has "Buy" rating by Berenberg given on Wednesday, July 20. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by National Bank Canada given on Thursday, December 24. There are now 9 brokerage firms covering AK Steel Holding Corporation, offering earnings per share estimates as well as future price target projections. Also, Director Stephen J. Girsky purchased 2,500 shares of United States Steel Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. They now have a United States dollars 40 price target on the stock. The New York-based Marketfield Asset Management Llc has invested 2.73% in the stock. They now have a United States dollars 2.5 price target on the stock. Market Cap is also the figure use to determine company's size, as opposed to using sales or total asset figures. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) ended its last session at $6.65 by Surging 5.56%. The Company is engaged in producing flat-rolled and tubular products with production operations in North America and Europe.

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