U.S. ferrous metals including steel could receive a boost in prices from Tropical Storm Harvey as Houston, decimated by the storm, handles between 30% to 35% of U.S. steel imports, KeyBanc analyst Philip Gibbs noted.
Gibbs contends that scrap prices in the U.S. will increase $15 to $30 per long ton in September, to make up for an uptick in recent export pricing. But prices could increase further because of Harvey's impacts.
Shares of U.S. Steel were climbing over 3%, while shares of AK Steel were rising over 2% in afternoon trading on Tuesday.
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