4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Metals & Mining Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.3%) at 16,357 as of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,698 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), down 2.4%, and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), down 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Teck Resources ( TCK) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Teck Resources is down $0.58 (-2.3%) to $25.05 on average volume. Thus far, 904,510 shares of Teck Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.98-$25.61 after having opened the day at $25.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.63.

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 $14.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Teck Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 revenue growth, 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, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Teck Resources Ratings Report now.

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