United States Steel (NYSE:X)- Most Active Trio on Profitability Estimation: Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP)

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price an ascending -4.22% during latest trading session. U.S. Steel Corp. reported its full 2016 results, which reflected mild improvements among many of the company’s major sections.

The company declared a full-year net loss of $440 million, which was a major improvement from the company’s massive 2015 net loss of $1.6 billion. For 4Q 2016, the company declared a net loss of $105 million, again an improvement from the 4Q 2015 losses of $1.1 billion. “We entered 2016 facing very challenging market conditions, but remained focused on our Carnegie Way transformation efforts,” U.S. Steel CEO MArio Longhi said during the company’s earnings call.

Profitability Ratio Analysis; to measure firm’s performance and profitability, we focus on ordinary profitability ratio, X has gross profit margins of 3.50% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as -6%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm’s earnings. Following in trace line, returns on investment amplify the findings, the firm’s ROI concludes as -25.50%; it gives idea for personal financial decisions, to compare a firm’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments. The returns on assets of firm also on noticeable level, it has ROA of -16.10%, which signifies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.

To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 1.18, sometimes it’s remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 5.34% for a week and 5.57% for a month.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ETP) also in plain sight to attract passive investors, shares in most recent trading session rose 2.20% after traded at $38.99.

For trailing twelve months, ETP attains gross profit margins of 29.80% and operating margin stands at 8.70% that are showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 4.70%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of firm also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of -0.90%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.

The firm has noticeable volatility credentials, price volatility of stock was 2.47% for a week and 2.46% for a month. The performance of firm for the quarter recorded as 14.97% and for year stands at 57.80%, while the YTD performance was 8.88%. The co attains 0.95 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of ETP is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 5.97% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 8.75%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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