3 Metals & Mining Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 14,800 as of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 850 issues advancing vs. 2,040 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Goldcorp ( GG), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Turquoise Hill Resources ( TRQ) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Turquoise Hill Resources is up $0.15 (2.9%) to $5.27 on light volume. Thus far, 577,394 shares of Turquoise Hill Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.10-$5.29 after having opened the day at $5.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.12.

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mineral exploration, development, and mining company. The company's principal mineral resource property, the Oyu Tolgoi project, is a copper-gold project located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia. Turquoise Hill Resources has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Turquoise Hill Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Turquoise Hill Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Turquoise Hill Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anglogold Ashanti ( AU) is up $0.41 (3.1%) to $13.75 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Anglogold Ashanti exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.17-$13.83 after having opened the day at $13.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.34.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of gold. It also produces by-products, such as silver, uranium, and sulfuric acid. Anglogold Ashanti has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 57.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Anglogold Ashanti a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anglogold Ashanti as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Anglogold Ashanti Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO) is up $0.18 (0.7%) to $27.58 on light volume. Thus far, 685,084 shares of Southern Copper Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.35-$27.65 after having opened the day at $27.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.40.

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. Southern Copper Corporation has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Southern Copper Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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