Adding Nucor (NUE) & Selling Agriculture Strength
The infrastructure boom cannot be ignored. I am currently holding McDermott (MDR) and Vale (RIO). Today I added Nucor Steel (NUE) to the portfolio. I also considered US Steel (X), but felt that Nucor is better managed (higher operating margins and return on equity) and is also less expensive based on forward earnings estimates. US Steel is also a bit more volatile with a Beta over 2.50. Nucor reports earnings before the open tomorrow.