BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)

Mountain top coal mine

Other Companies That Could (or May) Divest Assets Like BHP

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Its shares were higher Tuesday as investors speculated the value of ...
Read Full Story »
Mining

Rio Tinto, BHP Slammed as Iron Ore Price Collapses

The contract price for iron ore delivered to China fell 8.3% on Monday to an 18-month low of $104.70 per metric ton (tonne). That is the second-largest one-day fall on ...
Read Full Story »
Open pit mine

Rio Tinto Speculation Boosts Turquoise Hill Prospects

Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) already owns 50.8% of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ), and speculation that Rio Tinto will buy the other 49.2% has boosted Turquoise ...
Read Full Story »
investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcatel, CSX, Family Dollar, HP and More

Earnings season has started and Wall Street analysts are making many changes to their 2014 outlooks. At the same time, investors are still positioning their portfolios for 2014 and beyond. ...
Read Full Story »
mining

Why Select Metals and Mining Leaders Can Win in 2014

As in 2013, the twin focus of the mining industry will be to lower costs and reduce capital spending. There are also likely to be some asset sales as the ...
Read Full Story »
underground mining

Why 2014 Could Be a Win for Some Metals and Mining Leaders

Commodity prices took a sharp downward turn in 2013, but the good news appears to be that it will not get any worse in 2014. According a recent report, analysts ...
Read Full Story »
Mining

Xstrata’s Former Chief Gets Back to Mining

The former CEO of mining company Xstrata has a new venture to keep him busy. Mick Davis has brought together his former management team, all of whom had to go ...
Read Full Story »
aluminum cans

Rusal Exec: World Aluminum Supply Needs 40% Cut

In a little more than two weeks, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) will report third-quarter results, and there is every reason to believe that those results will not be pretty. The ...
Read Full Story »
Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Cisco, Groupon, Disney and More

Stocks have been in serious rally mode, to the point that the market has hit new all-time highs again. Now investors are trying to decide which stocks to buy, which ...
Read Full Story »
Copper bars

Copper Production, Price Point in Opposite Directions

Since late June, copper prices have been trending upward, from a low of around $3.00 a pound to around $3.30 on Tuesday. Production is estimated to be 167,000 metric tons ...
Read Full Story »
Bull and Bear figures

Closing Bell for Monday on Wall Street: Markets Open Higher, but Slip Later

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following some mixed economic data released in China. The country’s CPI rose less than expected, producer prices fell, fixed asset investment rose a ...
Read Full Story »
Wall St Bull statue

Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: BHP, Facebook, Monsanto, AT&T and More

Investors and traders are often looking out for new research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each morning to ...
Read Full Story »
Gold and Silver

Why Value Investors Must at Least Start to Look at Mining and Metals Stocks

There are a variety of ways to invest in precious metals. Buying gold or silver bars and coins is one. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are another. A third way is by investing ...
Read Full Story »
old mining hardhat with head light

Glencore, Xstrata Merger Now Complete

After more than a year of twists and turns and negotiations, the $75 billion merger between Glencore International and Xstrata became official today. The new company will also get a ...
Read Full Story »
Wall St Bull statue

Top Analyst Upgrades and Positive Views from Wall Street

Investors and traders are on the lookout for fresh research ideas from Wall St. that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research ...
Read Full Story »