Nucor Corporation (NUE) reported quarterly earnings results on Thursday, Apr-21-2016. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $-0.05. Analysts had a consensus of $0.27. The company posted revenue of $3715.58 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $3608.95 million. The company’s revenue was down -15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.21 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Nucor Corporation. Nucor Corporation was Downgraded by Standpoint Research to ” Hold” on Apr 13, 2016. Company shares were Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Mar 23, 2016 to ” Hold”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 50 from a previous price target of $48 .Nucor Corporation was Initiated by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Mar 11, 2016.
Nucor Corporation opened for trading at $49.35 and hit $49.94 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $49.86, with a gain of 0.71% or 0.35 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 22,80,025 shares. Company has a market cap of $15,853 M.
In a different news, on Feb 23, 2016, Raymond S Jr Napolitan (Executive Vice President) sold 7,000 shares at $39.94 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 17, 2016, Christopher J Kearney (director) purchased 5,000 shares at $40.15 per share price. On Feb 16, 2016, John J Ferriola (Chairman, President and CEO) sold 12,003 shares at $39.87 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Nucor Corporation (Nucor) manufactures steel and steel products. The Company also produces direct reduced iron (DRI) for use in the Company’s steel mills. It also processes ferrous and nonferrous metals and brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals pig iron hot briquetted iron (HBI) and DRI. Nucor operates in three segments: steel mills steel products and raw materials. In the steel mills segment Nucor produces and distributes sheet steel plate steel structural steel and bar steel. In the steel products segment Nucor produces steel joists and joist girders steel deck fabricated concrete reinforcing steel cold finished steel steel fasteners metal building systems steel grating and expanded metal and wire and wire mesh. In the raw materials segment the Company produces DRI; brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals pig iron HBI and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal.