Today's Stocks Driving Success For 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 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Eldorado Gold ( EGO), down 4.3%, POSCO ( PKX), down 1.3% and Southern Copper ( SCCO), down 1.2%.

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 (2.1%) to $4.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.27-$4.48 after having opened the day at $4.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.37.

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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 $6.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 29.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Century Aluminum ( CENX) is up $1.57 (6.3%) to $26.55 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Century Aluminum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 846,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.62-$26.73 after having opened the day at $25.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.98.

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Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. It provides standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products; and carbon products, such as anodes and cathodes. Century Aluminum has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 138.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Century Aluminum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Century Aluminum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Century Aluminum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tenaris ( TS) is up $0.37 (0.8%) to $44.67 on average volume. Thus far, 466,401 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 892,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.62-$45.24 after having opened the day at $45.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.30.

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Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $26.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tenaris Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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