CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- Nucor (NUE - Get Report), the big steelmaker, outdid Wall Street profit expectations when it reported second-quarter results before the opening bell Thursday, but the company continued to describe its near-term business prospects in cautious, downbeat tones.In contrast to other industrial giants, from Caterpillar (CAT) to Freeport McMoRan (FCX) to 3M (MMM), which have enthused this earnings season about a building recovery, Nucor once again introduced its own bit of worry and gloominess into the proceedings, like Eeyore.
Nucor, Channeling Eeyor, Is Gloomy on Bullish Day
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