Alpha Natural Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (ANR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) were gapping down Wednesday morning with an open price 12.7% lower than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $9.62 Tuesday and opened today's trading at $8.40.

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The average volume for Alpha Natural has been 24.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alpha Natural has a market cap of $2.06 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 52.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing, processing, and selling steam and metallurgical coal in the United States. The company has mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming. The company has a P/E ratio of -1.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alpha Natural as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. You can view the full Alpha Natural Ratings Report.

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