Perilous Reversal Stock: Alpha Natural Resources (ANR)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Alpha Natural Resources as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ANR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $29.2 million.
  • ANR has traded 9.6 million shares today.
  • ANR is down 3.5% today.
  • ANR was up 8.2% yesterday.

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More details on ANR:

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in extracting, processing, and marketing thermal and metallurgical coal in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Alpha Natural Resources a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Alpha Natural Resources has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alpha Natural has a market cap of $757.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 2.45 and a short float of 29% with 6.53 days to cover. Shares are down 48.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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