5 Stocks Moving The Metals & Mining Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 82 points (-0.5%) at 15,473 as of Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,878 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), up 5.9%, Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM), up 1.9%, ArcelorMittal ( MT), up 1.1% and Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM), down 1.3%, and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), down 0.6%.

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

5. Teck Resources ( TCK) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Teck Resources is up $0.45 (1.9%) to $24.26 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Teck Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.51-$24.57 after having opened the day at $23.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.81.

Teck Resources Limited engages in exploring for, acquiring, developing, and producing natural resources in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa. Teck Resources has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Teck Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teck Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Teck Resources Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Consol Energy ( CNX) is up $0.41 (1.3%) to $30.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Consol Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.04-$31.36 after having opened the day at $30.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.49.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Consol Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU) is up $0.42 (2.6%) to $16.82 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Peabody Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.27-$16.87 after having opened the day at $16.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.40.

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 $4.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 38.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF) is up $1.48 (8.1%) to $19.86 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.4 million shares of Cliffs Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.38-$20.05 after having opened the day at $19.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.38.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal. Cliffs Natural Resources has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 52.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cliffs Natural Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cliffs Natural Resources as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cliffs Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Goldcorp ( GG) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $28.36 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Goldcorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.52-$28.45 after having opened the day at $27.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.14.

Goldcorp Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. It primarily explores for gold ores, as well as for silver, copper, lead, and zinc ores. Goldcorp has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Goldcorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldcorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Goldcorp 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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