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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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U.S. Meat Prices Pull Back in September

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on September farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2.8% month-over-month to 106, with the crop index down ...
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Metals and Mining Suffer Worst Stretch Since 1990s: Is a Turnaround Imminent?

After a tremendous super-cycle run just after the turn of the century, the top metals and mining stocks have been absolutely eviscerated over the past four years. In fact, if ...
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Credit Suisse Shines On Goldcorp

Credit Suisse upgraded its rating of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) to Outperform from Neutral. This upgrade reflects a sentiment of increasing by-product prices, and cash flow relative to other senior ...
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Miners Sink as Gold Edges Toward Yearly Low

The Comex December gold contract was down 0.6% Friday morning at around $1,220 an ounce, on a slide that began in mid-July when the price was about $1,350. The 52-week ...
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Coal Miner Peabody at 10-Year Low, Drags Down Other Miners

It is too bad that U.S. coal companies can’t convince Apple to put a little coal in each iPhone the company sells. That may be the only thing that could ...
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Alcoa Raises Capital to Pay for Firth Rixson Acquisition

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is raising new capital to help the company pay for its previously announced acquisition of the Firth Rixson business and to pay related fees and expenses. ...
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Why China’s Insatiable Appetite for Coal Has Likely Peaked

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that ...
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SinoCoking: From Cheers to Reality Check

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOK) is far from your normal company covered be major media, and that makes its wild share price move that much more ...
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