NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mechel ( MTL) and Silver Wheaton ( SLW) are among four stocks reporting quarterly, or annual earnings, next week. Given the metal and mining industry's strong run-up in the fourth quarter, these stocks are likely to report robust earnings, analysts polled by Bloomberg say.The following four metal & mining stocks have an upside of 13%-51%, with a mean upside value of around 29%, and are likely to outperform their peers, based on analysts' estimates of 12-month target prices. Relative to peers, most of these stocks have superior buy and hold ratings. During the past six months, Silver Wheaton ( SLW), Mechel ( MTL), New Gold ( NGD) and Silver Standard Resources ( SSRI) gained 79.7%, 34.3%, 56% and 49.6%, respectively. These four stocks are stacked based on their earnings release date, starting with the earliest.