Why ArcelorMittal Looks Solid
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel giant ArcelorMittal has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ArcelorMittal and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chairman/CEO Lakshmi Mittal
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)
$3.0 billion / $26.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 2,119 members who have rated ArcelorMittal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Largest integrated steel manufacturer in the world can probably weather the storm in steel prices and grow again when the global economy recovers. High debt level, over-capacity from Asia, and economic problems in Europe are all risks, but this has been over-discounted in the price. Broad geographic and product diversification, higher grade steel, and [vertical] integration provide some protection on the downside.
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