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Best Performing Steel Stocks of 2019

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Steel has been one of the preferred alloys for making all kinds of solid metallic products and has attained the status of becoming the basic building blocks of the modern world. Formed by mixing iron and carbon in varying proportions, different kind of steel is obtained. Its corrosion-free property makes it a suitable choice for use across a wide variety of needs. Vehicles, appliances, structures, tools, bridges, oil pipelines, and buildings, are all are made with steel. Different kinds of companies are involved in steel-based business. Few manufacture variety of steel using iron and coke and other minerals, other use steel as a raw material to develop finished or semi-finished products, and others offer services around steel industry (like maintaining steel pipelines which carry oil).
Investors find it exciting to invest in steel-based companies on the hopes of generating better returns backed by increasing demand of steel. However, returns can be positive and negative based on the wide variations observed in the demand and price of steel as a commodity from one year to the other.
This article presents list of top 10 steel stocks which have generated highest returns for the year 2019 YTD. List is presented in the order of stocks gaining maximum percentage gain since the start of the year till the date of writing.
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Top Steel Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Steel sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (OSN) 2) National Steel Company (SID) 3) Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) 4) Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. (RS) 5) Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI)
 6) Ryerson Holding Corporation (RYI) 7) Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI) 8) ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (ZKIN) 9) AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) 10) Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 33 Steel stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Steel ETFs.
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Performance of Top Steel Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Ossen Innovation

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells various plain surface prestressed steel materials, and rare earth coated and zinc coated prestressed steel materials in the People's Republic of China ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number one in the list of top stocks stands Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (OSN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $1.35 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3.61 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of 167.41 percentage. The China-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $8.91 million to $26.35 million.

National Steel

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy. It produces a line of steel product ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, National Steel Company (SID) was successful in generating YTD returns of 60.27 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Brazil-based National Steel closed at a price of $2.19 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.51 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $3.06 billion to $4.92 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Steel and Iron sector business.

Carpenter Technology

Carpenter Technology Corporation, incorporated on October 3, 1968, is engaged in the manufacturing, fabrication and distribution of specialty metals. The Companys segments include Specialty Alloys Operations (SAO) and Performance Engineered ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Philadelphia, PA-based Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Steel and Iron company. The stock of Carpenter Technology ended the previous year at a price of $35.61 per share. As of Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $50.3 apiece, which indicates a change of 41.25 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Steel for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $1.69 billion. It has now changed to $2.39 billion as of writing. Carpenter Technology continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Reliance Steel and Aluminum

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a metals service center company in the United States and internationally. The company provides steel, aluminum, stainless, and specialty metals and related pr ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. (RS) has moved by 41.04 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $71.17 apiece to the price of $100.38 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the California, CA-based Metal Fabrications sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $5.01 billion to $6.69 billion over the same duration. Reliance Steel and Aluminum is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Valmont Industries

Valmont Industries, Inc., incorporated on August 2, 1974, is a producer of fabricated metal products, and steel, aluminum and composite pole, tower and other structures, and mechanized irrigation systems. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Nebraska, NE, the Capital Goods sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Metal Fabrications. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Valmont Industries has so far gained 26.61 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $110.95 per share and year-to-date price of $140.47 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.45 billion to $3.04 billion. The stock of Valmont Industries continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Ryerson Holding

Ryerson Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, processes and distributes industrial metals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. The company offers a line of products in stain ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Illinois, IL-based Ryerson Holding Corporation (RYI) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Metal Fabrications company. The stock of Ryerson Holding ended the previous year at a price of $6.34 per share. As of Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $7.69 apiece, which indicates a change of 21.29 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Steel for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $237.39 million. It has now changed to $278.79 million as of writing. Ryerson Holding continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Mueller Industries

Mueller Industries, Inc., incorporated on October 03, 1990, is a manufacturer of copper, brass, aluminum and plastic products. The Company operates through three segments: Piping Systems, Industrial Metals and Climate. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $23.36 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $27.23 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of 16.57 percentage. The Tennessee, TN-headquartered Capital Goods sector company also saw its market value change from $1.35 billion to $1.53 billion. The Metal Fabrications specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

ZK International Group Co.

ZK International Group Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and sells double-press thin-walled stainless steel, carbon steel, and single-press tubes and fittings in the People's Republic of China. The company offers steel strips, steel pipes, and light gauge stainless steel pipes, as well as pipe connections and fittings, such ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (ZKIN) has moved by 16.2 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Basic Materials sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.42 apiece to the price of $1.65 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the China-based sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $23.51 million to $27.16 million over the same duration.

AK Steel Holding

AK Steel Holding Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1993, is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number nine in the coveted list is held by AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Ohio, OH, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Steel and Iron. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of AK Steel Holding has so far gained 8.44 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.25 per share and year-to-date price of $2.44 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $709.95 million to $731.35 million. The stock of AK Steel Holding continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Northwest Pipe

Northwest Pipe Company, incorporated on March 31, 1966, is a manufacturer of engineered steel pipe water systems in North America. The Company operates through two segments: Water Transmission and Tubular ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 7.99 percentage which helped it gain the number ten spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Washington, WA-based Northwest Pipe closed at a price of $23.29 per share, while it traded at a price of $25.15 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $226.73 million to $230.08 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Steel and Iron sector business.
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