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On the European stock market, some Dutch shares are particularly popular with investors because of their high volatility and liquidity. This is the case with the Aperam share, which we will discuss in more detail here. We will present the share price live, as well as some useful information about the group and its activities, and finally, a historical analysis of the share price.

Elements to consider before selling or buying Aperam shares

Analysis N°1

Firstly, all attempts to expand the company's activities should be taken seriously. In particular, the purchase of smaller companies or the creation of joint ventures in order to reduce production costs or to find new customers should be watched with great attention.

Analysis N°2

It goes without saying that the company's annual and quarterly results will need to be carefully studied. When the company communicates numerical targets, it is worth taking the publication of the actual results as an entry point to the market in terms of whether the target has been achieved.

Analysis N°3

Finally, as Aperam is still a medium-sized company in this sector, the evolution of its market shares and those of its competitors should be carefully monitored.

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General presentation of Aperam

The Aperam Group, based in the Netherlands, specialises in the steel industry. Its core business is the production of stainless and electrical steels, but also the processing and distribution of steel products and the production of nickel alloys and special stainless steel products.

The majority of the company's turnover is generated in Europe, but the Aperam Group also has operations in America, Asia and Africa.

The Aperam share price is currently listed on compartment B of the Euronext Paris market. It is also included in the calculation of the AEX stock market index.

Analysis before buying or selling Aperam shares
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The major competitors of Aperam

The Aperam Group is one of the largest steel producers and sellers in the world. But it also faces relatively strong competition from various players in the industry. Let's find out who its main competitors are in this field.

Nippon Steel Corporation

This company is currently one of the largest steel producers in the world. It is a Japanese company that is also involved in other activities besides steel, including film production.

ArcelorMittal 

This company is a global steel group that was formerly the parent company of Aperam. It is currently based in Luxembourg and is the world's largest steel producer with over 96.42 million tonnes produced each year. The company is also ranked 156th in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies. ArcelorMittal was created by the 2006 takeover of Arcelor by Mittal Steel Company, which was financed by international loans. Since 2009, the group has embarked on a disinvestment programme in order to reduce the interest rate at which it finances itself.

Tata Steel

This company is an Indian company that is basically specialised in the steel sector and is included in the BSE Sensex stock index. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group. Of course, this company is also active in the production and sale of steel.

Ansteel

This company, also known as Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation, is a Chinese steel company. The company is currently under the control of SASAC, which is China's state agency in charge of supervising state-owned enterprises. The company's administration is currently based in Anshan City, Liaoning Province. It ranks seventh in the world in terms of production volume.

China Baowu Steel Group

This company, formerly known as Baosteel, is currently the largest steel manufacturer in China. Its current headquarters are located in the Baoshan suburb of Shanghai. The company employs around 35,000 people and is headed by Ai Baojun. It is also a state-owned enterprise. Recently, the company also overtook the ArcelorMittal Group to become the world's largest steel producer.

Outokumpu

This Finnish multinational is socially based in Espoo. It operates in the field of stainless steels and metallurgical technologies. The name of this company is the name of a former mine located in Outokumpu. Today the group operates in no less than 30 countries and has over 10,000 employees. The group is one of Aperam's main competitors, as it is currently the leading producer of stainless steel in Europe and the second largest producer in America. The company also has a long history as a mining company and still extracts chromium from its Kemi mine for the purpose of making stainless steel.

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Positive factors for Aperam shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the Aperam share price:

More and more investors are interested in the Aperam share for their long-term trading strategies. However, if you are considering such a strategy, and in order to determine whether to take a buy or sell position in this stock, you must first analyse this company in depth and be fully aware of its strengths and weaknesses. This is precisely what we offer here with a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of this company.

Firstly, it should be remembered that Aperam is a former subsidiary of the Arcelor Mittal group, which is the world leader in steel. As a result, Aperam has an established customer base and a solid knowledge of the market that should enable it to make a name for itself in this sector.

The fact that Aperam is a specialist company and only supplies specific but highly sought-after materials such as stainless steel and electrical steel is of course another major advantage of this company. The company has won over many customers with its high-quality materials.

Aperam also focuses on innovation and tends to develop new forms of steel to meet the new needs of the industries. Thanks to these technological developments, Aprema could gain new market shares in the years to come.

Finally, Aperam has its own mines, which give it complete control over its supply chain and enable it to better control its costs.

Negative factors for Aperam shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the Aperam share price:

Now that you are aware of some of Aperam's strengths, it may be a good idea to take a buy position on the stock right now. But before you embark on this strategy, we recommend that you also take note of the company's weaknesses, which can have a significant negative influence on the share price. Here are the main weaknesses of the Aperam group.

Firstly, the fact that Aperam has separated from its parent company Arcelor Mittal has of course had an impact on its popularity, as some customers have preferred to leave the group for a larger and more secure company. Aperam's independence also has consequences for its selling prices and distribution channels, which are less extensive than before.

The lack of diversification of the products marketed by Aperam is also to be regretted. Indeed, as the material needs of the target companies are diversified, they sometimes prefer to call on a group capable of supplying them with all the raw materials necessary for their production rather than choosing specialised players like Aperam.

As Aperam's independence is still recent, it will also take a few years to be able to judge its long-term profitability. This feature tends to discourage some investors who need more certain objectives for their positions.

The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the main private shareholders of Aperam?

The Mittal Lakshmi Niwas family is currently the largest shareholder of Aperam with 40.9% of the shares. Next in line are M&G investment with 3.30% of the shares, Dimensional Fund Advisors with 2.65% of the shares, Norges Bank Investment with 2.08% of the shares, The Vanguard Group with 1.60% of the shares, Lazard Frères Gestion with 1.38% of the shares, DNCA Finance with 0.96% of the shares, NN Investment Partners with 0.96% of the shares, BBVA Asset management with 0.86% of the shares and Oddi BHF Asset management with 0.82% of the shares.

Where and how to buy or sell Aperam shares?

If you want to bet on buying or selling Aperam shares, you can of course acquire shares in this company through a traditional financial investment product such a securities account. But you can also choose to speculate on the rise or fall of its share price by using derivatives such as CFDs through an online broker.

Which technical indicators should be used for the Aperam share?

To perform your technical analysis of the Aperam share, you should ideally use several technical indicators simultaneously. Here, we will focus on trend indicators and volatility indicators by using, for example, moving averages, the MACD indicator, Bollinger Bands, technical support and resistance levels as well as pivot points and other reversal thresholds.

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