This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Coal Producers Fizzle on Poor Manufacturing Data

Stocks in this article: ANR WLT BTU

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Coal producers Walt Energy (WLT), Peabody Energy (BTU) and Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) plummeted on sluggish January manufacturing data, sparking concerns an extended slowdown would hit the U.S. economy. By midafternoon, Walt Energy had dumped 7% to $10.57, Peabody had taken off 2.8% to $16.58, and Alpha Natural Resources had tumbled 6.3% to $5.32.

The S&P 500 had sunk 1.95% to 1,747.76 by Monday afternoon on the back of weak U.S. manufacturing data and poor auto sales.

Earlier, the Institute for Supply Management said manufacturing growth in the U.S. over January had dropped to 51.3 from 56.5 in December, an eight-month low. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had expected an average of 56 over the month.

New order growth, meanwhile, fell by the most in 33 years to 51.2 from 64.4.

Adding to concerns of a weakening national economy, Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) reported worse-than-expected auto sales over January. Ford said unit sales plummeted 7.1% to 154,000, while General Motors' unit sales sunk 12% to 171,000. The automakers blamed wintery weather and icy conditions over the last month for a lack of customers. WLT Chart WLT data by YCharts

1 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,356.87 +288.00 1.69%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs