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Looking for Upside in Top Gold Winners and Losers of 2015

Gold for June delivery closed on Friday at $1,203.30 an ounce, up about 6% from its 52-week low around $1,134 an ounce last November. The yellow metal’s 52-week high is ...
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Can Coal Miners Meet Even Modest Earnings Expectations?

While prices have recovered a little since beginning the year to around $48.50 per ton for central Appalachian thermal coal, mining companies are receiving about $13 a ton less than ...
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Will Competing Bids Snatch Up This No-Premium Gold Merger?

Over the course of the past year, gold stocks have had a rough road with the price of gold near multiyear lows. With prices edging lower, it is getting tougher ...
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Aluminum

Why Analysts Are Not Getting Behind Alcoa Yet

Initially when Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reported its first-quarter earnings, 24/7 Wall St. noted that investors might be confused on the results. To help alleviate this, we have gathered and ...
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Investors Seem Confused on Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reported its first-quarter earnings Wednesday after the markets closed. The aluminum giant had $0.28 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.82 billion in revenue, compared to ...
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Aluminum

What to Expect From Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is set to report its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.25 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Can Gold’s Shine Catch Up to Gold Mining Stocks?

Since posting a recent low of around $1,148 an ounce in mid-March, gold prices have increased by more than 6%, returning to the yellow metal’s price at the end of ...
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California Mandatory Water Reductions – The First of Many?

California's water shortage might not be new, but the efforts to deal with such shortages have taken a new turn. The Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown Jr. -- Jerry ...
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Monsanto Light on Revenues, Looks Light Ahead

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported its fiscal second-quarter earnings before the markets opened Wednesday. The company had $2.92 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.2 billion in revenue, compared to ...
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5 Top Gold Stocks in 2015 Q1

Over the past 12 months, only one precious metals miner we track has posted a share price increase -- and that increase is just 1.4%. The five stocks that have ...
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What to Expect From Monsanto Earnings

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) will report its fiscal second-quarter financial results Wednesday before the opening bell. The Thomson Reuters consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $2.93 and ...
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Cattle

Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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How to View and Value Gold in a Rising Dollar Environment

It is almost impossible to argue against the notion that gold has lost much of its luster for investors and speculators. Gold may not have fallen out of favor as badly ...
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What an 84% Dividend Cut Is REALLY Telling Investors

If you think that low commodity prices and a weak baseline for the economy are not having an impact on corporate governance decisions, you are about to see just how ...
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Are Steel and Metal Stocks Forming a Bottom?

Investors are always on the lookout for solid value in stocks, and sometimes that value comes from down and out stock sectors. It turns out that many of the key steel ...
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