5 Stocks Pushing The Metals & Mining Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 14,506 as of Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 778 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Harry Winston Diamond ( HWD), down 11.64, and Teck Resources ( TCK), down 1.02.

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

5. Consol Energy ( CNX) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Consol Energy is down $1.10 (-3.3%) to $32.08 on average volume Thus far, 981,317 shares of Consol Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.02-$33.65 after having opened the day at $33.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.18.

CONSOL Energy Inc. produces coal and natural gas for energy and raw material markets in the United States, Canada, and western Europe. It operates in Coal and Gas divisions. Consol Energy has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Consol Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Consol Energy Ratings Report now.

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