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Best Performing Steel Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 2020 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

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) Mechel PAO (MTL) 2) ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (ZKIN) 3) Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V. (SIM) 4) Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) 5) Ferroglobe PLC (GSM)
 6) Insteel Industries, Inc. (IIIN) 7) Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI) 8) Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) 9) ArcelorMittal (MT) 10) Synalloy Corporation (SYNL)
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:

Mechel PAO

Mechel PAO, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining, steel, and power businesses in Russia, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, the United States, and internationall ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number one in the list of top stocks stands Mechel PAO (MTL), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $2.06 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3.14 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 52.43 percentage. The Moscow, Russia-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $544.61 million to $820.62 million.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (ZKIN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 9.3 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the China-based ZK International Group Co. closed at a price of $1.29 per share, while it traded at a price of $1.41 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $21.32 million to $23.44 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Basic Materials industry sector and further specialized as a Basic Materials sector business.

Grupo Simec

Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V., incorporated on August 22, 1990, is a manufacturer, processor and distributor of special bar quality (SBQ) steel and structural steel products with production and commercial ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Mexico-based Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V. (SIM) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Steel and Iron company. The stock of Grupo Simec ended the previous year at a price of $10.16 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $10.95 apiece, which indicates a change of 7.78 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Steel for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $1.69 billion. It has now changed to $1.91 billion as of writing.

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.
Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) has moved by 7.69 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $33.31 apiece to the price of $35.87 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Washington, WA-based Steel and Iron sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $324.67 million to $360.81 million over the same duration. Northwest Pipe is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Ferroglobe

Ferroglobe PLC, formerly VeloNewco Limited, is engaged in silicon and specialty metals industry. The Company produces silicon metal and silicon- and manganese-based alloy, which serves customers in the chemical, aluminum, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Ferroglobe PLC (GSM) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in United Kingdom, the Capital Goods sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Metal Fabrications. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Ferroglobe has so far gained 7.45 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.94 per share and year-to-date price of $1.01 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $158.98 million to $170.81 million.

Insteel Industries

Insteel Industries, Inc., incorporated on December 1, 1958, is a manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications. The Companys operations are focused on the manufacture and marketing ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The North Carolina, NC-based Insteel Industries, Inc. (IIIN) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Steel and Iron company. The stock of Insteel Industries ended the previous year at a price of $21.49 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $22.21 apiece, which indicates a change of 3.35 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Steel for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $413.91 million. It has now changed to $427.78 million as of writing. Insteel Industries 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 $31.75 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $32.68 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 2.93 percentage. The Tennessee, TN-headquartered Capital Goods sector company also saw its market value change from $1.82 billion to $1.82 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.

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.
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) has moved by 1.48 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $149.78 apiece to the price of $151.99 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Nebraska, NE-based Metal Fabrications sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $3.22 billion to $3.22 billion over the same duration. Valmont Industries is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal S.A. (ArcelorMittal), incorporated on June 21, 2001, is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates steel manufacturing and mining facilities in Europe, North and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number nine in the coveted list is held by ArcelorMittal (MT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Luxembourg, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Steel and Iron. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of ArcelorMittal has so far gained -1.14 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $17.54 per share and year-to-date price of $17.34 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $17.82 billion to $17.71 billion.

Synalloy

Synalloy Corporation, incorporated on March 15, 1988, is a chemical manufacturing company. The Company operates through two segments: the Metals Segment and the Specialty Chemicals Segment. The Metals Segment manufactures ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) was successful in generating YTD returns of -1.47 percentage which helped it gain the number ten spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Virginia, VA-based Synalloy closed at a price of $12.91 per share, while it traded at a price of $12.72 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $118.33 million to $111.12 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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