Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC)

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South African Platinum Miners Launch Wildcat Strike

South African miners at two platinum mines owned by Anglo American PLC’s Anglo American Platinum subsidiary (known as Amplats) have begun a wildcat strike, demanding that the company lift its ...
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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 ...
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Precious Metals: The Next Year of Palladium

For the year to date, the price of palladium has risen by a majestic 1.3%. That may sound paltry, but the metal’s performance beats its brother platinum, which has fallen ...
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Cut to Platinum Production Hits Stillwater Mining and ETF Shares

South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (known as Amplats), the world’s largest platinum miner and a division of Anglo American plc, said today that it plans to reduce production by ...
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Platinum Miner Shareholders Elect Former Montana Governor to Board

The Clinton Group, a hedge fund with a stake of slightly more than 1%, succeeded last night in electing four of its nominees to the board of Stillwater Mining Co. ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — April 23, 2013: Flash Crash Has No Impact on Rising Stocks

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning despite low flash PMI readings from the eurozone. Germany’s manufacturing PMI reading was especially notable, falling to 47.9 from 49, and the country’s ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — April 22, 2013: Markets Close Higher After Rocky Start

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning, but struggled to stay in positive territory for most of the morning. There was little economic data released today. In Asia, Hong Kong’s ...
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A Platinum Cartel in the Works

Platinum prices have fallen nearly 10% from their 2013 highs in early February. Palladium prices are off as well, but the drop is just 3.6%. This is not good for ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — February 27, 2013: Markets Climb on Mixed Data, News (LNKD, GOOG, VRSN, GTI, NOK, AWK, EIX, PCLN, FSLR, RRC, WFT, DLTR, JOY, SWC, TGT, CECO, CLR, GRPN, GTAT, JCP, LTD, MNST, RGR, PANL, BKS, CVC, KSS, SHLD, FSLR, ZNGA, AH)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following markets in Europe and Asia, most of which were also pointed higher. In Asia, equities were mostly higher following yesterday’s buoyant session ...
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U.S. Platinum Miner Hammers Estimates, Faces Challenge from Investor

Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE: SWC) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results before markets opened this morning. The platinum and palladium miner posted quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46, compared ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — February 26, 2013: Markets Show a Little Enthusiasm (ADM, LULU, SNDK, YUM, IP, VVUS, HFC, HD, M, MSO, RSH, SKS, TSL, AWK, EIX, PCLN, FSLR, RRC, WFT, DLTR, JOY, SWC, TGT)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning and wobbled around before heading upward for most of the day. Strong home prices and a surge in the consumer confidence index (more ...
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Metals Stocks: Questionable Value for Rest of 2013 (GLD, SLV, GDX, GDXJ, SIL, ABX, GG, KGC, NEM, AUY, FCX, SLW, CDE, SWC)

There are a variety of ways to invest in precious metals. Buying gold or silver bars and coins is one, exchange traded products (ETFs) are another, and a third is ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — February 5, 2013: Markets Recover from Yesterday’s Slump (CLWR, M, SWC, DRI, UNH, CYOU, GCI, HUM, GOLD, RCL, SPG, CLX, APC, BIDU, EW, YUM, AGCO, AGN, ACI, ADM, ARMH, BP, ETN, EL, SIRI, K, CMG, EXPE, GNW, TTWO, DIS, ZNGA, CVS, MRO, NUS, RL, SYT, TWX, DELL, OPXA, MHP)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning and maintained their upward momentum for essentially the whole day. Lacking any really bad news from Asia or Europe, U.S. markets shrugged off ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BIDU, BBVA, BBBY, CIT, CLWR, DHI, HMY, HGG, KBH, M, MRVL, PHM, RYL, SD, SWC, TGT, TOL, UNH, WSM, ZNGA)

These are some of this Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls. Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) cut to Market Perform at Raymond James and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AAPL, BBBY, SNP, CHD, CLX, CL, CPA, CVS, DDS, EMR, GMCR, KMB, NFLX, PG, GOLD, ROST, SWC, SYMC, TIF, VECO)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Thursday. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) cut to Hold at Jefferies, called an ...
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