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The Metals & Mining industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Laggards within the Metals & Mining industry included

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

), down 6.8%,

Pacific Booker Minerals

(

PBM

), down 10.2%,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), down 1.6%,

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

), down 3.2% and

Vista Gold

(

VGZ

), down 3.8%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today. Mountain Province Diamonds was down $0.17 (3.2%) to $5.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 13,688 shares of Mountain Province Diamonds exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.20-$5.49 after having opened the day at $5.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.37.

Mountain Province Diamonds has a market cap of $566.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Mountain Province Diamonds a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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At the close,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

) was down $0.02 (1.6%) to $1.22 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12,525 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.22-$1.24 after having opened the day at $1.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.24.

Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $160.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 21.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Alderon Iron Ore a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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Timberline Resources

(

TLR

) was another company that pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today. Timberline Resources was down $0.01 (6.8%) to $0.11 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 579,250 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 119,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.11-$0.12 after having opened the day at $0.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.12.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $9.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 32.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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