5 Stocks Moving The Metals & Mining Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 15,077 as of Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 933 issues advancing vs. 2,036 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), up 5.4%, Gerdau ( GGB), up 3.9%, Turquoise Hill Resources ( TRQ), up 2.4% and Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM), up 1.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was POSCO ( PKX), up 1.2%.

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

5. Yamana Gold ( AUY) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Yamana Gold is up $0.24 (2.1%) to $11.50 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Yamana Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.10-$11.53 after having opened the day at $11.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.26.

Yamana Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties, primarily gold. It also explores for copper, molybdenum, zinc, and silver metals. Yamana Gold has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 34.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Yamana Gold a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yamana 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Yamana Gold Ratings Report now.

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