NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rio Tinto ( RIO), Vale ( VALE) and Natural Resources Partners ( NRP) are among the five stocks reporting quarterly or annual earnings next week. Given the metal and mining industry's strong fundamentals, these stocks will report robust earnings for the fourth quarter of 2010.

In the past three months, Rio Tinto, Natural Resources Partners, Vale, Penn Virginia Resources ( PVR) and Alumina ( AWC) gained 4.4%, 26.9%, 3.1%, 2.4% and 15.7% respectively. Of these five stocks, on average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect Rio Tinto and Vale to rise 41.1% and 16.4%, respectively.

Other competitors in the industry such as BHP Billiton ( BHP), Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF) and Kaiser Aluminum ( KALU) will release their semi-annual and quarterly results on Feb. 16, Feb. 17 and Feb. 23, respectively.

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