NIPPON STL & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) and EVRAZ (OTCMKTS:EVRZF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends. This table compares NIPPON STL & SU/S and EVRAZ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. 0.0% of NIPPON STL & SU/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term. This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NIPPON STL & SU/S and EVRAZ, as provided by MarketBeat.com. This table compares NIPPON STL & SU/S and EVRAZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. NIPPON STL & SU/S has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVRAZ has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation engages in steelmaking and steel fabri...