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Walter Energy: What Is It Worth In A Recovery Scenario?
However, a range of $10 to $14 appears more likely with a benchmark price of $180 per ton for metallurgical coal. Walter Energy is viewed as a company that will have a binary outcome.

Commercial Metals Company Rating Reiterated by DA Davidson
's stock had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at DA Davidson in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $21.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $23.00.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Considine comme... )--The Board of Directors of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the common stock outstanding, to be... )--Corporate Office Properties Trust has commenced a public offering of 4,800,000 of its common shares of beneficial interest. The Com... )--The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative has named industry veteran Greg Santoro to the newly created position of Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer.

Minister Seeks to Meet Billionaire Friedland Over Mine Spat
South African Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has asked to meet Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. Executive Chairman Robert Friedland to resolve issues relating to the government's approval for a $1.6 billion platinum mine. People living in the Mokopane area in the northern Limpopo province, one of the country's poorest regions, are lobbying the government to delay the mining license of Ivanhoe's local unit, Ivanplats.

L.B. Foster Announces Agreement to Acquire Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH Railroad Tuning Unit
Acquisition Expands L.B. Foster's Friction Management and Track Product Capabilities PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company today announced an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.

Cliffs CEO sees "zero hope," no asset sale in Ontario's Ring of Fire
New Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco Goncalves says Ontario's Ring of Fire probably will not be developed for decades or that anyone will buy CLF's rich chromite assets in the region in the near future. A handful of junior mining companies, including KWG Resources and Noront Resources , are more optimistic and want to buy CLF's' Ring of Fire properties, but Goncalves says the companies don't have the money.

Waste Management reveals number of job cuts
However, the Houston-based company does "not anticipate that all of these positions will be permanently eliminated," according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. "We anticipate saving in excess of $100 million annually from these actions when fully implemented in 2015," David Steiner , president and CEO of Waste Management, said in an Oct. 29 statement .

Is Danger Lurking in Cliffs Natural Resources Dividend Payout Ratio Analysis?
When it comes to your retirement perhaps no factor is more involved with helping you reach your goals than dividend payments. On the surface dividend payments may not seem like much , but when reinvested they can make all the difference when it comes to retiring early and/or comfortably.

Commercial Metals' (CMC) CEO Joseph Alvarado on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Hello, and welcome, everyone, to today's Commercial Metals Company Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Call. Today's call is being recorded.

L.B. Foster acquires railroad tuning unit
Green Tree-based L.B. Foster today announced it will acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of London-based Balfour Beatty Rail. FWO, which has a team in Bochum, Germany, provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.

L.B. Foster to acquire German railway manufacturer
On Wednesday, L.B. Foster Co. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire FWO, the railroad turning unit of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH.

Waste Management beats 3Q profit forecasts
On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 58 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 72 cents per share.

Bauxite Gap Seen by Alcoa's Partner as Indonesia Says Ban Stays
China may face a shortage of bauxite should Indonesia's ban on ore exports last into next year, according to Alumina Ltd., the Melbourne-based company whose shares rallied 48 percent this year as the curb took effect. There's potential for a so-called bauxite gap of 10 million to 15 million metric tons as stockpiles in the country run out, and prices may rise, Andrew Wood, group executive of strategy and development, said at a conference in Singapore.

Synacor (SYNC) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
Synacor is scheduled to be issuing its Q314 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 30th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of per share and revenue of $29.40 million for the quarter.

Australia stocks rise, with miners up, banks down
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Cliffs Natural Resources Sees Large Volume Increase on Better-Than-Expected Earnings
Cliffs Natural Resources shares saw strong trading volume on Tuesday following a stronger than expected earnings report, Stock Ratings News reports. 23,890,831 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the previous session's volume of 19,111,135 shares.The stock last traded at $10.57 and had previously closed at $9.24.

Cliffs Jumps as CEO Days Compny Insulated If Mine Shuts
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. jumped the most since 2008 after its chief executive officer said the company wouldn't be exposed to liabilities at a Canadian mine if it were to shut down the asset. Cliffs, the largest U.S. iron-ore miner, rose 18 percent to $10.89 at 12:10 p.m. in New York, after earlier climbing as much as 26 percent, the biggest intraday increase since Dec. 8, 2008.


Plastics Industry News
Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy Dow Chemical Stock
After the retreat in its stock price, now it is an excellent opportunity for long-term investment in Dow Chemical's stock at a cheap price. Dow Chemical will continue to benefit from lower raw material costs, productivity improvements, and price increases in most business segments.

Meals on Wheels rebooting annual fundraisers
Every spring, Meals on Wheels Delaware has organized a party, wine auction and popular celebrity chefs' brunch attended by about 2,000 people. But Meals on Wheels rebooting annual fundraisers Every spring, Meals on Wheels Delaware has organized a party, wine auction and popular celebrity chefs' brunch attended by about 2,000 people.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST) Updates FY14 Earnings Guidance
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. issued an update on its FY14 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.77-1.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.80, Stock Ratings Network reports.

Shell hurt by oil price drop, names new chairman
Shell, Europe's largest oil company, reported Thursday a small fall in third quarter net profit against a backdrop of sliding oil prices, and named former DuPont Chief Executive Charles Holliday to become chairman of the board in 2015. Net profit was $4.46 billion, down 4.5 percent from $4.67 billion in the same period a year earlier.

UPDATE 1-Goodyear profit beats estimates as North America costs fall
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as raw material costs fell in North America and the tire maker said it would buy back shares worth up to $150 million in the fourth quarter. Shares of the company, which sells tires under brands such as Dunlop, Sava and Fulda, rose as much as 10 percent.

Goodyear shares get big bump on strong Q3 earns
Goodyear Tire shares rolled on early news of earnings that blew away forecasts, even though revenue tumbled. Shortly after noon, the tire-maker's stock was trading at $23.29, up 6.6% from the previous day's Goodyear shares get big bump on strong Q3 earns Goodyear Tire shares rolled on early news of earnings that blew away forecasts, even though revenue tumbled.

The 2013 High Heel Race Champ Tells All
For two years, Inertia Dolce, the red-wigged alter ego of 28-year-old William Dennis, has been the runner to beat in DC's annual High Heel Race, last year finishing the three-block hoof down Dupont Circle's 17th Street in 49 seconds. Dolce - who, as Dennis, is general manager of the Dupont brunch spot Level One - competes for a third straight title on October 28. A former Division 1 cross-country and track-and-field runner at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dennis was born fast, but he gave us a few tips anyone can use.

Dow Chemical holds recruitment fair
One of Mid-Michigan's largest employers is hiring. Wednesday afternoon, Dow Chemical teamed up with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works to host a recruitment fair.

Bridgestone Americas Names New Consumer Tire Division President
Higgins brings more than 20 years of big brand consumer products marketing and strategic business experience to Bridgestone, leading product strategy and marketing for a number of recognizable brands and products. Most recently, he served as the regional president for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, and has held leadership roles at Merck and Vlasic throughout his career.

Stocks To Watch For October 29, 2014
Wall Street expects Hershey Company to report its Q3 earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion. Hershey shares rose 0.96% to $96.45 in after-hours trading.

Nine Months: DuPonts' Sales Down 2%, Net Income Drops 36%
NINE MONTHS: DUPONTS' SALES DOWN 2%, NET INCOME DROPS 36% Oct. 29, 2014 Source: DuPont news release To view the complete report, click here. Today DuPont announced third quarter 2014 operating earnings of $0.54 per share compared to $0.45 per share in the prior year.

DuPont (DD) Stock Higher Today After Third Quarter Earnings Results
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Naushad Jamani named Senior Vice President Olefins and Feedstock of NOVA Chemicals
NOVA Chemicals Corporation today announced that Naushad Jamani has been named Senior Vice President Olefins and Feedstock, effective January 1, 2015, replacing Grant Thomson who will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Jamani will become a member of the NOVA Chemicals Management Board.

Earnings Expected to Increase for Eastman Chemical
Optimism surrounds Eastman Chemical , as it gets ready to report its third quarter results on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Analysts are expecting the company to book a profit of $1.80 a share, up from $1.68 a year ago.

DuPont Posts 3Q Beat as Cost Cuts Boost Margins
DuPont's third-quarter profit scraped past the average analyst estimate as the company's cost-cutting efforts helped to boost operating margins in five of its seven businesses. The biggest U.S. chemicals producer by market value said operating earnings rose 17 percent to $497 million, helping to offset weakness in its farm products unit, which accounts for about a fifth of consolidated net sales.

DuPont reports increase in third quarter earnings
DOVER, Del. - The DuPont Co. said Tuesday that strong performance in its nutrition and health unit and lower raw material costs contributed to an increase in third-quarter earnings.

10 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today
Wall Street expects Pfizer to report its Q3 earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $12.22 billion. Pfizer shares rose 0.90% to $29.29 in after-hours trading.

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