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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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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Auxilium, Ericsson, GoldCorp, McDonald’s, Micron, Sarepta and More

Stocks were firm on Wednesday morning after two days of selling. With markets close to all-time highs, most investors still seem eager to find bargains or overlooked equity stories. 24/7 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abengoa Yield, CSC, Groupon, 3M, Vertex, Williams, Xerox and More

Stocks were lower again on Tuesday ahead of the unofficial launch of earnings season and after the DJIA 17,000 milestone was hit for the first time ever last week. Now ...
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Mongolian Mine Offers New Headaches for Turquoise Hill and Rio Tinto

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ) announced Monday morning that the company has received an audit report from the tax authority of Mongolia claiming the company owes ...
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The Best Value Stock Among Top Base Metal Miners

Commodity metals are having a tough time lately. Investor enthusiasm for metals has fallen, and its only necessary look at the price of gold to see why. Equities are where ...
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Analyst Sees Sunny Days Ahead for Rio Tinto and Mining Sector

Shares of London-based mining company Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) got a boost in premarket trading in the U.S. Monday after an analyst upgrade of the mining sector that also ...
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Rio Tinto Gives Away Stake in Gold Mine

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled last month that Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEMKT: NAK) could not proceed with its plan for the Pebble Mine in Alaska, Rio ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Facebook, Manitowoc, Rio Tinto, Zynga and More

February is already here, and earnings season and the market sell-off have helped to create a very different landscape for investors in 2014. Investors are figuring out how to adjust ...
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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 ...
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Commodity Storage Rates to Rise Again

Beginning April 1, the cost to store commodities like aluminum and copper in London Metal Exchange (LME) bonded warehouses will rise at average of 3% and transportation charges out of ...
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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 ...
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Rio Tinto Announces Debt Reduction Plans

London-based mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) said Tuesday that it plans slash its capital expenditure budget from around $14 billion this year to $11 billion in 2014 and ...
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