StockCall Review on AK Steel and Steel Dynamics: Steel Industry Stocks Announce Positive Quarterly Results

    StockCall Review on AK Steel and Steel Dynamics: Steel Industry Stocks
                     Announce Positive Quarterly Results

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 14, 2013

LONDON, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Steel Industry is making a comeback. Despite, the continuing weakness in
developed economies in the U.S. and Europe, the companies are optimistic about
better conditions in developing economies. Demand in the U.S. is also expected
to pick up as the housing sector shows signs of recovery. Steel Dynamics Inc.
(NASDAQ: STLD) posted healthy Q4 results and provided upbeat guidance. AK
Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) also met expectations. The sector faces stiff
competition from the Aluminum sector. However, companies are diversifying
their businesses to meet this challenge. The industry is also seeing good R&D
efforts to develop lighter steel. StockCall analysts initiated preliminary
technical research on AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. These free reports are
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Steel Dynamics Reports Q4 Numbers

Steel Dynamics posts healthy results for its fourth quarter. With $1.71
billion in revenue, the company conveniently surpassed consensus estimates of
$1.699 billion in revenue. Its EPS at 19 cents per share also got the better
of the expected 15 cents per share in income. The company also provided rosy
outlook as it expects its next quarter revenue to be at $1.9 billion. It
expects its EPS to be at 27 cents per share. Going by these figures, it can be
expected that the stock price will follow suit and retain its upward
trajectory. Register now to download the free research on Steel Dynamics Inc.

Steel Dynamics is engaged in the business of producing steel and metal
recycling. The company is now looking to vertically integrate its business to
bring about more efficiency in its processes. However, the company management
ruled out aggressive growth plan and stressed that it will make acquisition
only when suitable synergies are there. Steel Dynamics had to scale back its
operations in wake of weak economy. However, it expects to grow this year. The
steel company is also optimistic about its future plans as low energy costs
have reduced input costs, boosting manufacturing activities. Increase in
manufacturing activities translates to better steel demand and increased
revenue for the company.

Steel Dynamics stock posted impressive 15 percent growth so far in 2013. Its
optimistic outlook will push price further, providing better returns for
investors. Furthermore, the stock also offers 2.53 percent dividend yield,
making it a good investment avenue for income investors.

AK Steel Holdings Suffers Loss in Q4

AK Steel Holdings is one of the most highly levered plays in the steel sector.
While high leverage may provide better returns, it also increases the risk
quotient, making this stock unsuitable for conservative investors. The free
technical analysis on AK Steel Holding Corp. is available by signing up at 

AK Steel Holding reported its fourth quarter results with its revenue at $1.42
billion. It suffered quarterly loss of 30 cents per share,
better-than-expected loss of 34 cents per share. However, the figure contains
pre-tax charges worth $1.59 per share. The company suffered due to low steel
prices and expects to perform better this year. It has projected its Q1
earnings at -$0.06 and revenue at $1.47 billion.

AK Steel Holding recently raised its prices for carbon steel. While the move
may have adverse impact on sales volume, it is expected to increase its
margins. The move will also help the company in countering soft demand for
steel. The stock lost 50 percent of its value over past 12 months. However,
with the change in strategy, the stock is expected to recoup some of its

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