MT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day
  2. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 28, 2014
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. For The Struggling Commodities Sector, 2014 Promises More Hardship

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  4. Why 2014 Could Be Tough For Commodity Investors

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  5. Gerdau Seeing Brazil Get Better, But U.S. Ops Are Struggling

    September 4, 2013
    Gerdau has bright long-term prospects but today's valuation isn't much of a bargain.
  6. Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    September 3, 2013
    Three basic materials companies -- Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: WLT) -- were among the top-performing dividend-paying ...
  7. POSCO's Above-Average Quality Already In The Shares

    July 10, 2013
    POSCO is one of the best steel companies in the world, and the stock is priced accordingly.
  8. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 3, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  9. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 3, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  10. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 14, 2013
    A Brief Overview The Metals & Mining industry broadly refers to metals and minerals extraction (mining) and the primary ...
  11. Charges Hit ArcelorMittal in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Steel bellwether ArcelorMittal (MT) posted a net loss of $4 billion or $2.58 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared ...
  12. ArcelorMittal to Shutter Coke Plant - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Steel giant ArcelorMittal (MT) has announced its plans to permanently close its factory in Liege, Belgium, given slack demand ...
  13. Cliffs to Record Charges in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) announced that it will incur a $1 billion charge in the fourth quarter of 2012 related ...
  14. Gerdau Rated Neutral yet Again - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    We recently maintained our Neutral recommendation on Gerdau S.A. (GGB), one of the leading steel producing companies in the ...
  15. Research Calls

    November 27, 2012
    New York, July 26th (TradersHuddle.com) - Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Altria ...
  16. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  17. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Investment Ideas

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  18. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  19. GGB's 3Q down on Higher COGS - Analyst Blog

    November 2, 2012
    Brazilian steel producer, Gerdau S.A. (GGB) reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, on November 1, ...
  20. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  21. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals and ...
  22. Neutral on PKX yet Again - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    We recently maintained a Neutral recommendation on Korea-based, POSCO (PKX), the world's third largest steelmaker on the ...
  23. Stock Market News for September 10, 2012 - Market News

    September 10, 2012
    A tepid nonfarm payroll report had little effect as benchmarks extended their multi-year gains on Friday. Though the gains ...
  24. Can Alpha Natural Resources Find The Bottom?

    August 9, 2012
    Alpha Natural seems exceptionally cheap, but the coal industry is in a crisis.
  25. GGB' 2Q Up on Y/Y comp. - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Brazilian steel producer, Gerdau S.A. (GGB) reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 on August 2, 2 ...
  26. Coal Industry Stock Review - August 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 2, 2012
    Coal has been used for nearly as long as mankind has thrived. From the times of the cavemen to the present day, coal is used ...
  27. Biggest Basic Materials Sector Movers, Including MT

    August 2, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.8%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  28. U.S. Steel Trumps, Stock Jumps - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    U.S. Steel Corporation X), the largest integrated steel producer in the U.S., turned in an encouraging performance in the ...
  29. Metal Fatigue At Steel Dynamics

    July 25, 2012
    Things just keep managing to get a little worse for Steel Dynamics.
  30. Rebound In Eurozone Industrial Production Doesn't Seem To Matter

    July 13, 2012
    Positive Eurozone industrial production data is more noise than news. This recent downturn in the global equity markets would ...
  31. Thompson Creek Hopes Short-Term Pain Leads To Long-Term Gain

    June 29, 2012
    Thompson Creek has been thumped by falling prices and dilutive financing, but the long-term outlook is more encouraging.
  32. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 22, 2012
    To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
  33. GGB 1Q Disappoints - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    GGB 1Q Disappoints - Analyst Blog
  34. Can Ternium Regain Its Good Name?

    February 24, 2012
    Ternium has lost its luster, but still has attractive assets in Mexico and Argentina.
  35. Strength In Steel

    February 6, 2012
    The steel sector suffered in 2011, due to fears about the slowing global economy and lower Chinese demand. That said, many ...
  36. Nucor's Rally Leaves Little On The Table

    January 30, 2012
    Nucor doesn't look very cheap at this point.
  37. Looking Back At Metals In 2011

    December 22, 2011
    2011 has created seemingly attractive valuations heading in 2012 but future performance will be at the mercy of investor ...
  38. Icahn Tilts At Commercial Metals

    November 30, 2011
    Icahn's involvement in primary metals guarantees that this stock has more volatility in its near future.
  39. Coal Gets Red Hot Again

    November 9, 2011
    Despite the estimations of a softening economy, coal demand shows otherwise.
  40. Still Waiting On Steel Dynamics

    October 24, 2011
    Steel Dynamics is down, but far from out.
  41. 4 Commodity Stocks To Watch On Wednesday

    July 27, 2011
    Wednesday will be a busy day for analysts as many companies will be announcing their quarterly results.
  42. Will The Street Believe In Steel Dynamics?

    July 25, 2011
    Steel Dynamics had a better second quarter than it expected, but the steel market isn't a sure win yet.
  43. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 14, 2011
    Peabody clearly wants Macarthur Coal for itself.
  44. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 12, 2011
    Peabody Energy does not give up easily when management sees a valuable asset that could improve its business.
  45. Great Stocks For Cheap

    May 9, 2011
    Are these companies underpriced or too risky to touch?
  46. Investing Below Book Value

    April 27, 2011
    Are these companies underpriced or too risky to touch?
  47. Play Steel Dynamics For The Next Materials Story

    April 20, 2011
    A combination of volume growth and strong pricing is leading to a rebound in profitability.
  48. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  49. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  50. Alpha Looks To Be The Big Dog In U.S. Met Coal

    February 1, 2011
    Alpha is paying a premium to become the largest U.S. met coal producer.
  51. 2010: A Year Of Only Modest Recovery In Steel

    December 24, 2010
    2010 was not a great year for steel producers, but 2011 is looking better.
  52. Commercial Metals – A Tough Market, May Be Getting Better

    December 23, 2010
    High input costs are a challenge, but 2011 could be a better year for demand.
  53. Met-Coal Mash Up

    December 6, 2010
    Walter Energy gets a lot bigger in the met coal market.
  54. Is Now The Time To Invest In Steel?

    October 25, 2010
    Recent price drops present long-term opportunities, while many stable ETFs remain attractive. Learn your best options for ...
  55. Nucor Adds A Note Of Caution To The Season

    October 22, 2010
    Nucor throws cold water on what had been an encouraging third quarter reporting season.
  56. Steel Dynamics: Buy The Muddle-Through?

    October 20, 2010
    Steel Dynamics is dog-paddling through an anemic recovery, but history suggests better days will come.
  57. Steel Slowdown For Real, Or Just Sandbagging?

    July 29, 2010
    None of the steelmakers are looking for a great second half, but is this part of a larger problem?
  58. Iron-Clad Swaps

    July 9, 2010
    The iron ore market is becoming increasingly open, but at the cost of more volatility.
  59. Worthington Posts Worthy Earnings

    July 8, 2010
    The steel maker has slowly been improving its results and will now look to solidify that progress.
  60. Are Steel Stocks A Steal?

    July 7, 2010
    Cyclical steel stocks have been left for dead in this market, but that may be just what makes them such a bargain.
  61. Will Sunoco's Separation Increase Shareholder Value?

    June 22, 2010
    Sunoco announced the upcoming separation of its Sun Coke Energy business from the rest of the company.
  62. 4 Large Cap Fire Sales

    May 28, 2010
    These large cap stocks are on sale and highly undervalued.
  63. Iron Ore Miners Flex Their New Pricing Muscles

    April 1, 2010
    A new pricing regime in the iron ore market should benefit producers.
  64. Big Polluters Hurt By Carbon Regulation

    March 26, 2010
    Some companies will be hurt with carbon regulation reforms while others will prosper.
  65. The Hottest Thing In Natural Gas: Steel

    March 24, 2010
    While low prices are keeping a lid on producers, steel may be a stealth play on the growing natural gas industry.
  66. What's Ahead For Steel In 2010

    January 4, 2010
    A review and analysis of the steel industry in 2010 with a look at some of the large capitalization stocks in the sector.
  67. Worthington Industries Inches Back Up

    October 7, 2009
    Worthington Industries reported positive earnings for its first quarter after a difficult fiscal year.
  68. Ternium Steel: Cash Cow

    June 11, 2009
    Ternium Steel has just reached an agreement with Venezuela. That and their strong operating margins make the company an attractice ...
  69. Steel Is A Steal

    May 5, 2009
    Steel looks like it might be in teh process of turning around. Recent indicators show a shining future.
  70. Steelmakers Positive On Recovery

    February 17, 2009
    Are steelmakers preparing for an economic recovery? Find out here.
  71. The AZZ Conundrum

    December 3, 2008
    Are AZZ's record-breaking earnings due to a developing long term trend, or have earnings been propped up by a massive backlog?
  72. Commodity Declines Spell Trouble For Freeport-McMoRan

    October 31, 2008
    Freeport-McMoRan sank further as worries about global recession continued to thwart the markets.
  73. Worthington Pessimistic Despite Tripling Q1 Earnings

    September 25, 2008
    Worthington Industries beat estimates and tripled earnings, but management hinted at big problems looming.
  74. Six Steel Bears For July 22

    July 22, 2008
    Many companies in the steel sector are suffering as energy and raw material costs continue to rise. This edition focuses ...
  75. It's A Global Material World (DBN, MXI)

    July 30, 2007
    International material ETFs are one of the best performing niche sectors. Learn what two ETFs are the best in the industry.
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