Cliffs Natural Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (CLF)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 16.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading down 61 cents (-2.1%) at $28.87 as of 1:11 p.m. ET.

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Cliffs Natural has a market cap of $4.17 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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.

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.

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