How Does Nucor Stack Up Against its Peers in Steel?

It's a time when the demand for, and utilization of, steel is in somewhat of a slump in the U.S. How does Nucor stack up against its peers in the steel industry in terms of keeping margins high, and staying poised to benefit from the housing recovery trend? In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us a few of the advantages that Nucor has over the competition, not only in terms of efficiencies, but also in its margins, leading to a stronger dividend. However, the company may be a little bit pricey in terms of P/E.

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