Cliffs Natural Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (CLF)
Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) were gapping down Wednesday morning with an open price 15.3% lower than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $36.61 yesterday and opened today's trading at $31.
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The average volume for Cliffs Natural has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cliffs Natural has a market cap of $5.19 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Cliffs Natural as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Cliffs Natural Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.