5 Stocks Pushing The Metals & Mining Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,475 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Eldorado Gold ( EGO), up 4.5%, and Yamana Gold ( AUY), up 2.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tenaris ( TS), down 1.5%, and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), down 1.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Kinross Gold Corporation ( KGC) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kinross Gold Corporation is up $0.14 (1.8%) to $7.82 on average volume Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Kinross Gold Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.74-$7.87 after having opened the day at $7.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.68.

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining and processing gold ores. It is also involved in the exploration and acquisition of gold bearing properties. Kinross Gold Corporation has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Kinross Gold Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinross Gold Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinross Gold Corporation Ratings Report now.

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