United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and has been involved in steel manufacture since then. US Steel is an integrated steel producer with production in the United States and Central Europe and headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. US Steel manufactures steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries.
The recent price fluctuations of US Steel have been very volatile. Reported earnings for Q1 and Q2 2019 are well below what was achieved in 2018. US Steel has just started a capital investment program, which requires new debt as the operating cashflow will not support the current investments. The new debt creates risk for owners of the common stock..
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