ArcelorMittal

(

MT

) pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today making it today's featured Metals & Mining loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.2%. By the end of trading, ArcelorMittal fell 82 cents (-5.5%) to $14.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8.4 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.09-$14.52 after having opened the day at $14.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.93. Other company's within the Metals & Mining industry that declined today were:

Entree Gold

(

EGI

), down 13%,

James River Coal Company

(

JRCC

), down 12.8%,

General Steel Holdings

(

GSI

), down 12.4%, and

USEC

(

USU

), down 9.6%.

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $22.32 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 28 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate ArcelorMittal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ArcelorMittal as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

China Precision Steel

(

CPSL

), up 7.5%,

Nevsun Resources

(

NSU

), up 7.1%,

Kobex Minerals

(

KXM

), up 5.1%, and

Sutor Technology Group

(

SUTR

), up 4.6%, were all gainers within the metals & mining industry with

Gold Fields

(

GFI

) being today's featured metals & mining industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the metals & mining industry could consider

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF

(

XME

) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider

PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN

(

BOS

).

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