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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 1.0%. By the end of trading, Walter Energy fell $0.28 (-1.8%) to $15.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,071,882 shares of Walter Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,315,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $15.52-$16.03 after having opened the day at $15.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.88. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that declined today were:
), down 9.8%,
), down 6.3%,
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), down 6.0%.
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Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. Walter Energy has a market cap of $993.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 55.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Walter Energy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk.
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), up 18.9% , were all gainers within the metals & mining industry with
) being today's featured metals & mining industry leader.
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