1. As of noon trading, Walter Energy ( WLT) is up $1.12 (3.9%) to $29.57 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Walter Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.04-$30.10 after having opened the day at $29.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.45. Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. Walter Energy has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Walter Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Walter Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walter Energy Ratings Report now. 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 If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the metals & mining industry could consider SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN ( BOS). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.