The metals & mining industry closed the day down 0.1%. Kobex Minerals Inc ( KXM), Revett Minerals Inc ( RVM), Qiao Xing Universal Resources Inc ( XING), and Revett Minerals Inc ( RVMID) were all winners today within the metals & mining industry with ArcelorMittal ( MT) being today's featured metals & mining winner. ArcelorMittal rose 82 cents (5.1%) to $16.87 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 12.1 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares.

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of steel worldwide. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 8.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 56.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ArcelorMittal as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Sutor Technology Group ( SUTR), Ossen Innovation ( OSN), Lihua International Inc ( LIWA), and Avalon Rare Metals Inc ( AVL) were all losers within the metals & mining industry with AK Steel Holding Corporation ( AKS) being today's metals & mining industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the metals & mining industry could consider SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN ( BOS).
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