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Steel Dynamics Inc. (STLD) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD)’s stock price has decreased by -12.50 compared to its previous closing price of 116.29. however, the company has experienced a -23.27% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. MarketWatch.com reported on 01/28/23 that How to invest in ‘green steel’ disrupters: U.S. company gets ArcelorMittal backing and more stocks to watch

Is It Worth Investing in Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) Right Now?

Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 4.89x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.52.

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The public float for STLD is 165.28M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.68% of that float. On March 16, 2023, the average trading volume of STLD was 2.40M shares.

STLD’s Market Performance

STLD’s stock has seen a -23.27% decrease for the week, with a -17.78% drop in the past month and a -7.30% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 6.67%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.15% for Steel Dynamics Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -18.80% for STLD stock, with a simple moving average of 9.92% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of STLD

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see STLD reach a price target of $118, previously predicting the price at $114. The rating they have provided for STLD stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on January 27th, 2023.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to STLD, setting the target price at $121 in the report published on January 04th of the current year.

STLD Trading at -13.72% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought STLD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.44% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.15%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.67%, as shares sank -19.57% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.15% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, STLD fell by -23.27%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.57% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $124.07. In addition, Steel Dynamics Inc. saw 4.15% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at STLD starting from MARCUCCILLI JAMES C, who sale 2,500 shares at the price of $108.90 back on Dec 02. After this action, MARCUCCILLI JAMES C now owns 82,965 shares of Steel Dynamics Inc., valued at $272,250 using the latest closing price.

BUSSE KEITH E, the Director of Steel Dynamics Inc., sale 244 shares at $95.50 during a trade that took place back on Oct 25, which means that BUSSE KEITH E is holding 701,704 shares at $23,303 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for STLD

Equity return is now at value 50.40, with 28.10 for asset returns.


To sum up, Steel Dynamics Inc. (STLD) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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