NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mechel (MTL) and Silver Wheaton (SLW - Get Report) are among four stocks reporting quarterly, or annual earnings, next week. Given the metal and mining industry's strong run-up in the fourth quarter, these stocks are likely to report robust earnings, analysts polled by Bloomberg say.
The following four metal & mining stocks have an upside of 13%-51%, with a mean upside value of around 29%, and are likely to outperform their peers, based on analysts' estimates of 12-month target prices. Relative to peers, most of these stocks have superior buy and hold ratings.
During the past six months, Silver Wheaton (SLW - Get Report), Mechel (MTL), New Gold (NGD - Get Report) and Silver Standard Resources (SSRI - Get Report) gained 79.7%, 34.3%, 56% and 49.6%, respectively.
These four stocks are stacked based on their earnings release date, starting with the earliest.