3 Stocks Pushing The Metals & Mining Industry Lower

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The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Laggards within the Metals & Mining industry included Timberline Resources ( TLR), down 10.0%, Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), down 3.2%, Eurasian Minerals ( EMXX), down 4.4%, United States Antimony ( UAMY), down 13.1% and Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM), down 5.4%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today. Quest Rare Minerals was down $0.01 (5.4%) to $0.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 175,018 shares of Quest Rare Minerals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 297,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.17-$0.19 after having opened the day at $0.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.18.

Quest Rare Minerals has a market cap of $12.2 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 61.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close, United States Antimony ( UAMY) was down $0.18 (13.1%) to $1.19 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 49,327 shares of United States Antimony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.19-$1.42 after having opened the day at $1.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.37.

United States Antimony Corporation produces and sells antimony, silver, gold, and zeolite products in the United States. United States Antimony has a market cap of $94.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 24.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates United States Antimony as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UAMY go as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for U S ANTIMONY CORP is currently extremely low, coming in at 1.89%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -18.67% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.13 million or 44.49% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • U S ANTIMONY CORP reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, U S ANTIMONY CORP reported poor results of -$0.03 versus -$0.01 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Metals & Mining industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 18.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$0.52 million to -$0.42 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, U S ANTIMONY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: United States Antimony Ratings Report

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Timberline Resources ( TLR) was another company that pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today. Timberline Resources was down $0.01 (10.0%) to $0.07 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 517,519 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 170,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.07-$0.08 after having opened the day at $0.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.08.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $6.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 53.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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