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Why Steel Stocks Will Beat Downturn

CNBC.com
Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
Steel Stocks
Commodity stocks hit hard in the last week and steel names are no exception, with Bob Richards, Longbow Research analyst

Commodities are unwinding -- but Bob Richards, Longbow Research analyst, says steel stocks are only going to get stronger.

"I certainly think the selloff has been overdone," he told CNBC. He cited "overbuying by Asian scrap consumers" as a key selloff catalyst -- and one which won't be repeated soon.
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He acknowledged that Chinese infrastructure growth is still going strong, despite foreign investors' qualms -- and said there are even more global indicators forbullishness on steel, including sector fundamentals.

"There are systemic reasons for prices to stay high," Richards assured investors.

Stocks discussed in interview include:
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- Arcelor-Mittal

- Nucor

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Other sector leaders:

- U.S. Steel

- AK Steel Holding

- Tata Steel Ltd. (privately held)

- Posco

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