ArcelorMittal SA (MT): Today's Featured Metals & Mining Winner

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ArcelorMittal ( MT) pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today making it today's featured metals & mining winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, ArcelorMittal rose $0.21 (1.5%) to $13.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,130,458 shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,499,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.67-$13.97 after having opened the day at $13.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.67. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that increased today were: Entree Gold ( EGI), up 17.9%, Kimber Resources ( KBX), up 14.9%, Kimber Resources ( KBXR), up 14.9% and Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 13.6%.

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; Asia, Africa, and CIS; Distribution Solutions; and Mining. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $21.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate ArcelorMittal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ArcelorMittal 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, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Asanko Gold ( AKG), down 24.9%, Keegan Resources ( KGN), down 24.9%, Cardero Resources Corporation ( CDY), down 11.8% and Gold Resource ( GORO), down 10.5% , were all laggards within the metals & mining industry with Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX) being today's metals & mining industry laggard.

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