NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of coal stocks Alpha Natural Resources (ANR - Get Report), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) and Patriot Coal (PCX) ticked up higher to accumulate significant gains this past week. Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC), Mines Management (MGN - Get Report) and Gold Fields (GFI - Get Report) were among the losers.Alpha Natural Resources gained 15% last week after the company's board of directors approved a share repurchase program to buyback almost $600 million of its outstanding common stock. The company's chief executive said that this repurchase affirms a long-standing commitment to maximizing shareholder value.
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