ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) Lifted to “Buy” at StockNews.com

StockNews.com upgraded shares of ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MTFree Report) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Bank of America cut shares of ArcelorMittal from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of ArcelorMittal from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus price target of $33.00.

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ArcelorMittal Trading Down 1.3 %

Shares of ArcelorMittal stock opened at $28.52 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $27.40 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $25.72. The company has a market cap of $22.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.52 and a beta of 1.95. ArcelorMittal has a fifty-two week low of $21.30 and a fifty-two week high of $32.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 1.53.

ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MTGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The basic materials company reported ($3.57) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($2.08) by ($1.49). The firm had revenue of $14.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.39 billion. ArcelorMittal had a return on equity of 8.55% and a net margin of 1.35%. The company’s revenue was down 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.37 EPS. As a group, equities analysts predict that ArcelorMittal will post 4.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On ArcelorMittal

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MT. KGH Ltd increased its position in shares of ArcelorMittal by 108.7% in the 2nd quarter. KGH Ltd now owns 431,961 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $11,810,000 after purchasing an additional 225,000 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates increased its position in shares of ArcelorMittal by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 50,841 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,390,000 after purchasing an additional 5,505 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its position in shares of ArcelorMittal by 24.4% in the 3rd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 102,724 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,571,000 after purchasing an additional 20,137 shares during the last quarter. Mutual Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ArcelorMittal in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,091,000. Finally, Todd Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of ArcelorMittal by 9.0% in the 3rd quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 108,800 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,723,000 after purchasing an additional 9,000 shares during the last quarter. 4.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ArcelorMittal Company Profile

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ArcelorMittal SA, together with its subsidiaries, operates as integrated steel and mining companies in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It offers semi-finished flat products, including slabs; finished flat products comprising plates, hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets, hot-dipped and electro-galvanized coils and sheets, tinplate, and color coated coils and sheets; semi-finished long products, such as blooms and billets; finished long products consisting of bars, wire-rods, structural sections, rails, sheet piles, and wire-products; and seamless and welded pipes and tubes.

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