Steel stocks have recently suffered a serious pullback, which pushed them to more attractive valuation levels.
India decided to impose export tariffs to keep domestic steel prices at bay, which is bullish for global steel markets.
Analyst estimates keep moving higher, so Cleveland-Cliffs is trading at less than 6 forward P/E after the recent pullback.
India has recently imposed export tariffs on steel producers, providing support to global steel markets and U.S. – based steelmakers. Steel stocks have suffered a strong pullback in the last two months, but now they have a good catalyst for a potential rebound.
Analyst estimates for Cleveland-Cliffs have continued to move higher despite the recent pullback of the stock. The company is expected to report earnings of $6.21 per share in the current year and $4.2 per share in the next year, so the stock is trading at less than 6 forward P/E.
Analysts remain skeptical about the company’s ability to keep current profits in the next year, but it looks that commodity rally could last longer due to geopolitical tensions and supply chain issues. Cleveland-Cliffs stock has a decent chance to rebound from current levels due to potential multiple expansion as the current valuation levels look too cheap.
U.S. Steel has also been under significant pressure in recent weeks. Analysts expect that U.S. Steel will report earnings of $11.49 per share in the current year and $3.37 per share in the next year, so the stock is trading at less than 8 forward P/E.
It should be noted that analyst estimates for the next year have recently started to fall. U.S. Steel faced some disruptions in Slovakia as coal deliveries from Russia were stopped, but the company has enough time to find alternatives.
Meanwhile, the fundamentals of the steel market remain strong, so U.S. Steel stock has a good chance to gain additional upside momentum in the upcoming weeks and move closer to recent highs.
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This article was originally posted on FX Empire