Commodities & Metals - Page 2

Money background. Close-up.

Will Molycorp Shareholders Get Totally Wiped Out in Bankruptcy?

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) may soon join the endless number of public companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection. There have been countless warnings about this U.S.-based leader in rare ...
Read Full Story »
gold bars

How Big Are the Social and Economic Global Impacts of Gold Mining?

Gold has been the luster of kings, merchants and commoners for many centuries. One key consideration in the latter part of the 20th century, the beginning of the 21st century ...
Read Full Story »
General Electric Jet Engine

After Aluminum Car Bodies Can Jet Engines Help Turn Alcoa Around?

Currently Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is in desperate need of a turnaround. Only recently have shares crept to a new low on the year after exploding in 2014. At this ...
Read Full Story »
Molycorp Mountain Pass Mine

Molycorp Playing Russian Roulette Over Interest Payment

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) has faced a rough and rocky road over the past four years. Financially speaking, the company is stuck in a deep hole and it seems to ...
Read Full Story »
gold bars nuggets

Will Fear Drive Gold Prices Higher in June?

As of this writing, gold for August 2015 delivery is up nearly 0.6%. This is after gold closed the month of May with a 0.4% gain. The media are throwing ...
Read Full Story »
Open pit mine

Can Gold Mining Stocks Keep Rising?

Gold on the COMEX settled above $1,225 an ounce on Thursday, its highest point since early March, but still around $100 an ounce below its 12-month high. The yellow metal ...
Read Full Story »
gold bars

Investor Demand for Gold Up for First Time Since Late 2012

The World Gold Council released its first-quarter report on gold demand trends Thursday morning, and the results show a mostly flat performance compared with the first quarter of 2014. Overall ...
Read Full Story »
Life Ring

Apollo Calls to Abandon Ship on Noranda

Secondary offerings are often meant for companies to raise more capital, but in the case of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NYSE: NOR), it appears that this is a call by ...
Read Full Story »

Merrill Lynch Still Sees Massive Turnaround Upside in AK Steel

Analyst upgrades are a great opportunity for investors to reevaluate their positions in different markets, whether it is commodities or technology. In this case, Merrill Lynch sees a buying opportunity ...
Read Full Story »

Should Syngenta Take the Offer From Monsanto?

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) confirmed Friday morning that it had made a private proposal to acquire Switzerland-based Syngenta A.G. (NYSE: SYT) for 449 Swiss francs (about $484) per share in ...
Read Full Story »
Pouring molten steel

More Turnaround Concerns for Steel Industry, Including US Steel

Steel companies were supposed to be entering a turnaround in 2015. The strong dollar and weaker international markets have gotten in the way. Most earnings reports from the U.S.-based international ...
Read Full Story »

Low Commodity Prices Upend Silver Wheaton Profits

Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) reported first-quarter 2015 results after markets closed Thursday. The silver streaming company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 on revenues of $130.5 ...
Read Full Story »

Starbucks Stops Sourcing Ethos Water From California

California Governor Jerry Brown should be pleased with Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX). The coffee chain will stop using the state as a source for its Ethos Water. Fortunately, Starbucks has other ...
Read Full Story »
underground mining

Are Hecla Earnings Pressures Remaining Into 2016?

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) has reported earnings, and a good news and bad news argument remains in place in its turnaround. While earnings were close to being in line ...
Read Full Story »
Mosaic Logo

Mosaic Earnings Hit by Production, Export Issues

The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The fertilizer maker reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.70 on revenues of $2.1 billion. In ...
Read Full Story »