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) pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today making it today's featured Metals & Mining laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Walter Energy fell 39 cents (-1%) to $37.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Walter Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.05-$38.53 after having opened the day at $37.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.59. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that declined today were:
), down 30.3%,
), down 10.4%,
), down 6.1%, and
), down 5.7%.
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Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. The company also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. Walter Energy has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Walter Energy a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Walter Energy as a
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.
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On the positive front,
), up 14.1%,
), up 6.8%,
), up 5.7%, and
), up 5.6%, were all gainers within the metals & mining industry with
) being today's featured metals & mining industry leader.
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