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What to Expect From AK Steel Earnings

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) will report its third-quarter earnings Tuesday before the market open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.09 in earnings per share and $1.49 billion ...
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U.S. Meat Prices Rise Sharply in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 8.4% month-over-month to 98, with the crop index down ...
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Gold, Silver Skid on Japanese Easing

Gold prices have lost nearly 3% Friday morning to trade at around $1,163, following the surprise announcement of an increase in the Bank of Japan’s planned asset purchases. The bank ...
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Brazil Elections a Mixed Bag for Commodities

The impact of the reelection of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil has been severely felt by oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras. Shares dived 16% at ...
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What Does ValueAct See in Taking an Activist Role in Fertilizers?

Hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management on Friday filed a Form 13-D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing the acquisition of 8.19 million shares of Canada-based fertilizer maker ...
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Analyst Drives Cliffs Today, but Maintains Cautious Long-Term View

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is set to report its earnings on Monday, but before it can do that analysts have chimed in with their thoughts on the direction of ...
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What to Think When Platinum Prices Go Lower Than Gold

Platinum is generally supposed to be worth more than gold per ounce. After all, it is more rare, considered more precious and harder to work with. That basic assumption changes ...
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The Driving Force Behind a 35% Bounce in Cliffs

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) saw a large uptick in its shares Monday and Tuesday. This bounce comes after multiple key analysts downgraded Cliffs during its fall of late. ...
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Was Alcoa a Victim of the Market or Profit Taking?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) was all set to have a great day after its stellar third quarter earnings report on Wednesday night. The problem is that the market was soft ...
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Alcoa Delivers Again on Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced its third-quarter earnings after the market closed Wednesday. It reported earnings of $0.31 per share and $6.24 billion in revenues. The same quarter in the previous ...
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360-Degree Earnings Preview for Alcoa

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is set to report its earnings for its third quarter Wednesday after the market closes. This quarter has been a roller coaster for Alcoa due to ...
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Buybacks Might Not Save Monsanto Earnings

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The fertilizer and seed maker reported an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.27 ...
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What to Expect From Alcoa Earnings

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is set to report its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the market closes. With the market having used Alcoa in the past as a barometer for ...
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Analyst Sees Cliffs Going off the Cliff

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) released its sustainability report on Tuesday, and it has resulted in a slight jump for shares of Cliffs in early trading on Wednesday before selling ...
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Merrill Lynch Jumps Into the Aluminum Upgrade Brigade

The market for aluminum had been pressured until recently. We have seen analysts start to warm up to the aluminum giants again in 2014, but the change in bias has ...
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