Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR) pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today making it today's featured metals & mining winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.5%. By the end of trading, Alpha Natural Resources rose 20 cents (2.3%) to $9.06 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 37.1 million shares of Alpha Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.97-$9.71 after having opened the day at $9.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.86. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that increased today were: China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources ( SHZ), up 20.8%, US Silica Holdings ( SLCA), up 10.7%, Taseko Mines Ltd NPL ( TGB), up 10.5%, and China Gengsheng Minerals ( CHGS), up 10.4%.
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