) pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today making it today's featured metals & mining winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1%. By the end of trading, ArcelorMittal rose 23 cents (1.5%) to $15.43 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.7 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.17-$15.70 after having opened the day at $15.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.20. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that increased today were:

Oilsands Quest Inc



), up 15.1%,

Anooraq Resources Corporation



), up 8.3%,

Ossen Innovation



), up 8%, and

Quest Rare Minerals



), up 7.6%.

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of steel worldwide. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $25.09 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 11.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 60.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ArcelorMittal as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

China Precision Steel Inc



), down 9.9%,

Golden Star Resources



), down 6.8%,

Entree Gold Inc



), down 6.8%, and

Comstock Mining Inc



), down 5.9%, were all losers within the metals & mining industry with

Vale S.A



) being today's metals & mining industry loser.

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



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

PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN