Investors purchased shares of United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $65.23 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $46.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.88 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, United States Steel Corp. had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. United States Steel Corp. traded down ($0.80) for the day and closed at $20.92

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $16.00 target price (up previously from $15.00) on shares of United States Steel Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Argus restated a “hold” rating on shares of United States Steel Corp. in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Vetr lowered shares of United States Steel Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $16.63 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Macquarie lowered shares of United States Steel Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “sell” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of United States Steel Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. United States Steel Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.86.

The stock’s market cap is $3.06 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $17.70 and its 200-day moving average is $14.03.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported ($2.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.23) by $0.92. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.51 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.07) earnings per share. United States Steel Corp.’s revenue was down 28.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that United States Steel Corp. will post ($1.83) EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Stephen J. Girsky purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 5th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $18.94 per share, with a total value of $37,880.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $37,880. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Several institutional investors recently modified their holdings of X. Shell Asset Management Co. bought a new position in shares of United States Steel Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,149,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of United States Steel Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 245,401 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,958,000 after buying an additional 788 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of United States Steel Corp. by 17.1% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 495,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,955,000 after buying an additional 72,500 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its position in shares of United States Steel Corp. by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 187,955 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,500,000 after buying an additional 2,483 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of United States Steel Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 278,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,223,000 after buying an additional 4,355 shares during the last quarter.

United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) is an integrated steel producer. The Company is engaged in producing flat-rolled and tubular products with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular).

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