Energy stocks have been all the rage with investors over the year — and rightfully so.
However, another sector of the market is in the middle of a resounding rally: steel.
Check out this chart:
The NYSE American Steel Index tracks stocks involved in steel production or the mining and processing of iron ore.
It jumped 43.9% off its October 2022 lows … and I’m confident it will move higher.
I’ve found an exceptional company that manufactures and distributes steel worldwide.
It’s one of the highest-rated companies in our Stock Power Ratings system, a tool that analyzes more than 8,000 stocks!
I’m talking about Olympic Steel Inc. (Nasdaq: ZEUS).
ZEUS makes metal used in automobile manufacturing, renewable energy and military applications.
Olympic Steel’s stock scores a “Strong Bullish” 99 out of 100 on our Stock Power Ratings system, and we expect it to beat the broader market by 3X in the next 12 months.
Olympic Steel Stock: Green on All Factors
The last several months have been good for Olympic Steel.
- Quarterly sales of $634 million set it up for its best year of sales in company history!
- It recently completed the purchase of Metal-Fab Inc. — a company that produces commercial and industrial vents.
ZEUS scores a 99 on our value factor thanks to its price-to-earnings coming in at half the industry average.
Its price-to-sales ratio is four times lower than its nonenergy product peers — meaning it is trading at a much better value than its competitors.
ZEUS is also strong on our quality factor where it scores a 92.
Its returns on assets, equity and investment are all higher than peer averages.
This all tells us that ZEUS is a better value and quality stock than other steel producers.
But what may be most important right now is the stock’s market-breaking momentum.
Just look at the chart below:
Over the last 12 months, ZEUS has climbed 64.3% — earning it a 91 on our momentum factor.
ZEUS scores a 99 overall on our proprietary Stock Power Ratings system.
That means we’re “Strong Bullish” and expect it to beat the broader market by 3X in the next 12 months.
While energy stocks have grabbed financial headlines due to outperformance during a bear market, steel is mounting a significant rally.
I believe this is just the beginning for the sector.
ZEUS’ momentum, quality and value are compelling reasons to add it to your portfolio.
Bonus: The company’s 0.87% dividend is an annual payout of $0.36 per share that you own.
What about you? Are you buying Olympic Steel stock? Write us at StockPower@MoneyandMarkets.com, and let us know how your position in ZEUS (or any of our other Power Stocks) is performing.
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