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AK Steel Turnaround Shows Through Earnings

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) has been caught between a rock and a hard place in its turnaround efforts. Just when the company looked as though it was recovering, ...
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Is a Bloom Lake Restructuring Good or Bad for Cliffs?

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that it, Bloom Lake General Partner Ltd., as well as some affiliates had commenced restructuring proceedings in Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement ...
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Peabody Earnings Surprise — Dividend Slashed

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The coal miner’s adjusted diluted quarterly earnings per share loss (EPS) came to $1.21 ...
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Can Peabody and AK Steel Earnings Bring Turnarounds?

Tuesday is going to be a mess of the day in much of the Northeast, but corporate earnings will still be coming out in droves. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) ...
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J.P. Morgan Has Just 3 Gold Stocks to Buy Despite Better Outlook

The gold investor has had a bleak run since the precious metal dropped from highs posted in September of 2011. Despite a surge off the lows late last year, the ...
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Reality Sets in at Cliffs as the Dividend Is Eliminated

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that during the last quarter of 2014 and the first part of January 2015, the company reduced its net debt balance by over ...
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Credit Suisse’s Top Agriculture Stock Picks for 2015

Credit Suisse released its report on global agricultural sciences, in which it details its outlook for agriculture for 2015. The brokerage firm also included its top stock picks in this ...
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How Analysts View Alcoa After Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) released its fourth-quarter earnings Monday after the market closed, and now analysts are weighing in on it. For the most part, analysts were positive on the ...
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Alcoa Earnings Beat, but Is It Enough?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season and reported its fourth-quarter results Monday after the market close as $0.33 in earnings per share and $6.38 billion in revenue, ...
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Is Goldcorp the Best Gold Stock Now?

Is Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) becoming the best gold stock out there? If the analysts at Merrill Lynch turn out to be correct, Goldcorp is the top senior gold producer ...
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What to Expect From Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is set to kick off the new earnings season after it reports earnings on Monday after the closing bell. Many investors use Alcoa as a bogey ...
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Can Monsanto Overcome Its Weaker Guidance After Earnings?

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The fertilizer and seed maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.50 on revenue of ...
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Falling Oil Forces US Steel Facility Closures

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) will lay off roughly 750 employees between two plants, undoubtedly the result of falling oil prices. It is worth noting that these facilities are ...
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Commercial Metals Sets Cautious but Optimistic Tone

Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC) reported its first-quarter results Tuesday before the market open as $0.30 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.68 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson ...
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Beef, Eggs Lead December Farm Price Gains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Tuesday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 1% month-over-month to 102, with the crop index up ...
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