5 Stocks Moving The Metals & Mining Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Turquoise Hill Resources ( TRQ), up 7.5%, Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM), up 6.0%, Consol Energy ( CNX), up 3.7%, Cameco ( CCJ), up 2.8% and POSCO ( PKX), up 1.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM), up 1.5%.

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

5. ArcelorMittal ( MT) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, ArcelorMittal is up $0.11 (1.0%) to $11.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.28-$11.40 after having opened the day at $11.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.19.

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; Asia, Africa, and CIS; Distribution Solutions; and Mining. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate ArcelorMittal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ArcelorMittal as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full ArcelorMittal Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU) is up $0.51 (3.5%) to $15.16 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Peabody Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.66-$15.32 after having opened the day at $14.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.65.

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. The company operates through Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other segments. Peabody Energy Corporation has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Peabody Energy Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Peabody Energy Corporation as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Peabody Energy Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Vale ( VALE) is up $0.10 (0.8%) to $12.73 on average volume. Thus far, 9.1 million shares of Vale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.56-$12.81 after having opened the day at $12.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.63.

Vale S.A. engages in the research, production, and marketing of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizers, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals, and precious metals in Brazil and internationally. Vale has a market cap of $65.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 39.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Vale a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vale as a hold. 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 and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Vale Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX) is up $0.20 (1.4%) to $13.96 on average volume. Thus far, 13.7 million shares of Barrick Gold Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.73-$14.21 after having opened the day at $14.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.76.

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold and copper. It is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold Corporation has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 60.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Barrick Gold Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick Gold Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Barrick Gold Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX) is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $27.50 on light volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.14-$27.55 after having opened the day at $27.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.34.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral resource properties. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, silver, and other metals, such as rhenium and magnetite. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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).
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