NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of U.S. Steel (X) - Get Report were advancing in early-afternoon trading on Monday after JPMorgan claimed that recent stock weakness presents a buying opportunity.

"We reiterate our 'overweight' rating on U.S. Steel as we believe the structural changes in the steel industry and the re-pricing of 40% of U.S. Steel's Flat Rolled shipments continue to be underappreciated by the market," the firm stated.

Most of the supply cuts that caused steel stocks to rally this year are still in place, and domestic producers continue to fight unfairly traded imports, JPMorgan noted.

Additionally, the Chinese government appears to be addressing the overcapacity in the steel industry with industry consolidation, the firm said. Industry consolidation typically leads to capacity rationalization. 

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.

U.S. Steel's weaknesses include its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

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