2. As of noon trading, Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR) is down $0.45 (-8.3%) to $4.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.7 million shares of Alpha Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.90-$5.21 after having opened the day at $5.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.44.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in extracting, processing, and marketing steam and metallurgical coal in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. Alpha Natural Resources has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 44.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Alpha Natural Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alpha Natural Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Alpha Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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