Background: Alpha Natural Resources, together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing, processing and selling steam and metallurgical coal in the U.S. The company has mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming. Alpha Natural trades an average of 23.6 million shares per day with a marketcap of $2 billion.
52-Week Range: $5.28 to $29.29Book Value: $23.03 Price to Book: 0.4 Alpha Natural is forecast to report a loss during the third-quarter before the market opens on November 2. The consensus estimate is currently looking for a loss of 45 cents a share, falling 80 cents from a profit of 35 cents per share during the same period last year. Analysts' estimates range from a low of losing 70 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of (only) losing 28 cents per share. TheStreet's Dick Arms writes about Alpha Natural Resources in
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