When World War II ended, no industry was stronger or more important than American steel.
But over the last 60 years, the industry has suffered a steady decline, becoming less competitive and far less central to the US economy.
Immediately after the war, the global demand for steel was more voracious than ever. Mills owned by foreign competitors had been devastated by the bombings. Cities in Europe and Asia needed to rebuild, and American cities were growing rapidly as well. Demand for new cars was great, and the Interstate Highway was under construction.
America’s steel mills were producing steel at a furious pace, making more than half the world’s steel in the late 1940s, and about 40% of the world’s steel throughout the 1950s.
In the 10 years starting in 1948, American steel mills averaged nearly 700,000 workers. Today only 83,000 people still work in the nation’s steel mills.
Part of that decline is due to much more efficient processes. The basic oxygen furnaces and continuous casters now in use can make steel using a fraction of the work, energy and manpower required by open hearth furnaces the industry used during its heyday.
Top Stocks To Invest In 2019: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
News headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.638327846877 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Top Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) by 25.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 397,900 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 80,000 shares during the quarter. Arch Coal makes up 7.0% of Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s holdings in Arch Coal were worth $31,207,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) and Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.
- [By Max Byerly]
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Arch Coal in a research note issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst C. Lafemina now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $8.83 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $8.82.
- [By Logan Wallace]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday.
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- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for 2018.
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its holdings in shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 41.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 463,991 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock after buying an additional 136,287 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in NVIDIA were worth $61,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
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Three Stocks to Watch Today: DE, NVDA, JWN
A light day of earnings reports features just Deere & Company (NYSE: DE). The agricultural machinery giant will attempt to keep momentum going despite the ongoing slump in farm incomes around the country. With soybean and corn prices moving lower, many farmers might now be able to purchase “new paint” – also known as new machinery. This factor could impact the company’s forward guidance. Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) were off 2.5% after the firm reported quarterly earnings after the bell Thursday. The firm topped Wall Street earnings expectations by 10 cents with a $1.76 figure. However, the firm reduced its current quarter guidance due to falling demand in the cryptocurrency industry. Shares of Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) popped more than 7% after the firm reported stronger than expected same-story growth and positive earnings expectation. The firm r
- [By Beth McKenna]
Shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose 14.6% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. This brings the graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist’s year-to-date 2018 return to 45.5% through Friday, Aug. 31.
- [By John Rosevear]
Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) U.S. unit is teaming up with four suppliers, including chip powerhouse NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), to deal with a key technical challenge facing developers of self-driving cars: moving all the data around inside the car.
- [By John Ballard]
Shares of semiconductor stocks have outperformed the broader market over the last three years, as chip companies have found new avenues through which to apply core processing technology to a broad range of new industries. Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) are two companies that are benefiting from this trend.
- [By Jayson Derrick]
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported first-quarter results Thursday that turned Morgan Stanley incrementally bullish.
Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore maintains an Overweight rating on Nvidia's stock with a price target lifted from $258 to $273.