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Stocks Retreat on New Development: Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY)

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a decrease of -1.92% to close at $9.72. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the CLF. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.20 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $-0.03. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $0.47 as compared to three months ago $0.38.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 10.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 6.57 as compared to current price of 9.72. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 2 analyst in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 5 recommend as HOLD and 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 710.00% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -2.21%. CLF last month stock price volatility remained 6.84%.

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE:HMY) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring 8.37% to $2.46 in an active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 5.93 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over HMY performance. Out of the pool of analysts 2 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 1 analyst having BUY in current month. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.

EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $0.29 and for the one month was for $0.31 as compared to three months ago was for $0.42. Whereas, HMY received highest price target of 5.59 and low target of 2.75. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 3.81 as compared to current price of 2.46.

The firm has institutional ownership of 48.20%, while insider ownership included 15.10%. HMY attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 with week’s performance of -0.40%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is -27.08%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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