4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Metals & Mining Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 155 points (-1.0%) at 15,255 as of Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 466 issues advancing vs. 2,548 declining with 68 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.14 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.89.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is down $0.15 (-4.4%) to $3.27 on average volume Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.26-$3.38 after having opened the day at $3.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.42.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer primarily in Brazil. The company principally produces carbon steel and various steel products for automotive, home appliance, packaging, construction, and steel processing industries. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 42.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Companhia Siderurgica Nacional a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Siderurgica Nacional as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income. Get the full Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Gerdau ( GGB) is down $0.20 (-3.0%) to $6.35 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Gerdau exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.35-$6.52 after having opened the day at $6.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.55.

Gerdau S.A. engages in the production and commercialization of steel products worldwide. Gerdau has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Gerdau a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gerdau as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Gerdau Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tenaris ( TS) is down $0.56 (-1.3%) to $42.34 on light volume Thus far, 362,215 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.32-$43.10 after having opened the day at $43.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.90.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenaris as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Tenaris Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO) is down $0.66 (-2.1%) to $31.17 on light volume Thus far, 606,927 shares of Southern Copper Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.11-$31.59 after having opened the day at $31.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.83.

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. Southern Copper Corporation has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Southern Copper Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southern Copper Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Southern Copper Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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.

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