(Coal story updated with IBISWorld market analysis.)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Why invest in coal stocks? For one thing, coal stocks could certainly help diversify the investment portfolio. "More positive investors could opt to increase exposure to copper and met coal related equities, as tight markets are forecast to result in higher prices," BMO Capital Markets analyst Meredith Bandy said in an October client note.
Peabody Energy ( BTU
Arch Coal ( ACI
James River Coal ( JRCC
Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR
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