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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 61 points (0.4%) at 16,694 as of Thursday, May 29, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,757 issues advancing vs. 1,207 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included

Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals

(

SCOK

), up 11.4%,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), up 5.2%,

Revett Mining

(

RVM

), up 2.6%,

Silver Bull Resources

(

SVBL

), up 2.1% and

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

), up 1.8%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Revett Mining

(

RVM

) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Revett Mining was up $0.02 (2.6%) to $0.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 46,700 shares of Revett Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 58,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.79-$0.82 after having opened the day at $0.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.78.

Revett Mining Company, Inc. explores for and develops mineral properties. The company explores for silver and copper ores. It principally holds interests in the Troy Mine located in Lincoln County, Montana; and the Rock Creek project located in Sanders County, Montana. Revett Mining has a market cap of $31.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Revett Mining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Revett Mining as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RVM go as follows:

  • REVETT MINING CO INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, REVETT MINING CO INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.34 versus $0.10 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Metals & Mining industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 56.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$1.79 million to -$2.80 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, REVETT MINING CO INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$3.04 million or 44.21% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 37.40%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 60.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Revett Mining Ratings Report

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At the close,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

) was up $0.07 (5.2%) to $1.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 40,360 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.40-$1.48 after having opened the day at $1.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.35.

Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $162.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 20.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AXX go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Alderon Iron Ore Ratings Report

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Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals

(

SCOK

) was another company that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals was up $0.10 (11.4%) to $0.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 25,380 shares of Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.86-$0.97 after having opened the day at $0.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.86.

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. operates as a coal and coke producer in the People's Republic of China. Its products include raw coal, washed coal, medium or mid-coal, coal slurries, coke, coal tar, and crude benzol. It provides metallurgical coke for steel manufacturing. Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals has a market cap of $19.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SCOK go as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.39, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, SCOK has a quick ratio of 2.19, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 3.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 37.8%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for SINOCOKING COAL & COKE CHEM is rather low; currently it is at 17.94%. Regardless of SCOK's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -0.81% trails the industry average.
  • SINOCOKING COAL & COKE CHEM has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, SINOCOKING COAL & COKE CHEM reported lower earnings of $0.05 versus $0.59 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 112.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.83 million to -$0.11 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemicals Ratings Report

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