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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