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Downgrade Alert for Steel Dynamics (STLD)

By Shiri Gupta

Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at BofA/Merrill today. The stock closed yesterday at $26.46 on volume of 5.3 million shares, above average daily volume of 3.6 million.

Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) is currently priced 10.6% above its average consensus analyst price target of $23.66. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $22.48 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $19.28.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. owns and operates a flat-rolled steel mini-mill, as well as a cold mill. The Company is also constructing a plant for the manufacture of direct reduced iron. Steel Dynamics's customers include intermediate steel processors, steel service centers, and end users such as manufacturers of cold-rolled strip.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Steel Dynamics have traded between a low of $15.32 and a high of $28.01 and closed yesterday at $26.46, which is 73% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.59% higher and 2.57% higher over the past week, respectively.

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Ticker(s): STLD