5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Nucor

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel giant Nucor (NYS: NUE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nucor's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Nucor facts

Headquarters (founded)Charlotte, N.C. (1940)
Market Cap$12.1 billion
IndustrySteel
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$20.3 billion
ManagementCEO Daniel DiMicco (since 2000)
CFO James Frias (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)5.2%
Cash/Debt$2.4 billion / $4.3 billion
Dividend Yield3.8%
CompetitorsArcelorMittal
Steel Dynamics
United States Steel

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,231 members who have rated Nucor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, TMFTypeoh, highlighted several of Nucor's positives:

Solid operator, superior culture, great management. Good to [great] case study. 4% [dividend yield]. Infrastructure is a solid long term thesis (long term, not short term, this one is cyclical). I'm a believer at this price.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Nucor. The Fool owns shares of ArcelorMittal. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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