Metals & Mining Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,296 as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,463 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include B2Gold ( BTG), up 4.8%, and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), up 2.4%.

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

3. Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Agnico Eagle Mines is up $0.56 (1.7%) to $33.06 on light volume. Thus far, 783,138 shares of Agnico Eagle Mines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.40-$33.24 after having opened the day at $32.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.51.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold, as well as for silver, copper, zinc, and lead. Agnico Eagle Mines has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 30.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Agnico Eagle Mines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agnico Eagle Mines as a hold. 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Agnico Eagle Mines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Newmont Mining ( NEM) is up $0.53 (2.0%) to $27.58 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Newmont Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.12-$27.69 after having opened the day at $27.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.05.

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Newmont Mining Corporation operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver deposits. The company's operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and New Zealand. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 43.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Newmont Mining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont Mining as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Newmont Mining Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Vale ( VALE) is up $0.04 (0.6%) to $6.65 on average volume. Thus far, 17.6 million shares of Vale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.53-$6.70 after having opened the day at $6.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.61.

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Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research, production, and sale of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizer, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals, and precious metals in Brazil and internationally. Vale has a market cap of $35.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Vale a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vale as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Vale 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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