Tenaris SA (TS): Today's Featured Metals & Mining Winner

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Tenaris ( TS) pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today making it today's featured metals & mining winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Tenaris rose $0.44 (1.1%) to $41.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 564,292 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,287,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.58-$41.92 after having opened the day at $41.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.30. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that increased today were: North American Palladium ( PAL), up 8.3%, Gold Standard Ventures ( GSV), up 8.0%, Primero Mining ( PPP), up 6.6% and Entree Gold ( EGI), up 6.5%.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenaris as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Northern Dynasty Minerals ( NAK), down 32.9%, Mines Management ( MGN), down 7.5%, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), down 6.3% and General Steel Holdings ( GSI), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the metals & mining industry with Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM) being today's metals & mining industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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