Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Metals & Mining Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 16,756 as of Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,558 issues advancing vs. 1,369 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), up 0.9%, and Vale ( VALE), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Goldcorp ( GG), down 0.8%, and ArcelorMittal ( MT), down 0.5%.

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

3. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is up $0.09 (2.2%) to $4.23 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.20-$4.26 after having opened the day at $4.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.14.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer primarily in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics, and Energy. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 33.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Companhia Siderurgica Nacional a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Siderurgica Nacional as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Ratings Report now.

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