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Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
Centamin PLC has been given a consensus recommendation of "Buy" by the thirteen analysts that are covering the firm, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports . Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company.

BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Short Interest Update
BHP Billiton Limited was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,851,411 shares, an increase of 25.1% from the December 31st total of 17,460,223 shares, Market Beat.com reports.

Minerals Technologies Inc (MTX) Trading Up 2.7% Following Strong Earnings
Shares of Minerals Technologies Inc were up 2.7% during mid-day trading on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report, MarketBeat reports. The stock traded as high as $42.26 and last traded at $41.26, with a volume of 660,658 shares trading hands.

Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTLS) Receives Consensus...
Chart Industries, Inc. has been assigned an average recommendation of "Hold" from the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Market Beat.com reports . One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company.

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) Given Consensus Recommendation...
Shares of Commercial Metals Company have been given an average rating of "Hold" by the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Net reports . One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company.

Cleveland water official addresses lingering toxicity concerns
According to Cleveland Water Commissioner Alex Margevicius, Lake Erie and the department's sprawling distribution system that delivers water to 1.4 millions is free of lead. "We work really hard to make sure that water is in great shape when it gets to folks' homes.

Request made for Wabush school
While there has been talk of one or more parties interested in the shuttered iron ore mine site in Labrador West, there is also continuing work towards the site's decommissioning and rehabilitation. A decommissioning plan from Cliffs Natural Resources now sits with the province's minister of Environment, who is set to make a decision of some kind on its contents by Wednesday.

American Century Companies Inc. Boosts Position in AZZ Inc
American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in AZZ Inc by 2.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 83,826 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 2,049 shares during the period.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Stake Reduced by Catawba Capital Management VA
Catawba Capital Management VA cut its stake in Waste Management, Inc. by 0.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund owned 58,258 shares of the company's stock after selling 22 shares during the period.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. Has $623,000 Stake in Ecopetrol S.A.
Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. held its position in shares of Ecopetrol S.A. during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The institutional investor owned 88,850 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter.

Ohio police and perhaps 'Man with the Yellow Hat' on lookout for monkey
In an escape worthy of popular cartoon monkey "Curious George," police in Minerva Park, Ohio, have alerted the public to a simian on the loose. First spotted by a police officer on Thursday in the heavily wooded Columbus suburb in central Ohio, the suspected "medium sized" howler monkey has evoked chuckles in the community while local and state officials search for an animal they suspect may have been someone's pet.

Minerals Technologies (MTX) CEO Joe Muscari on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good morning, everyone. Sorry for the delay. We had some technical difficulties.

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Companies to hire laid off miners, steel workers at job fair Tuesday
After massive layoffs affecting miners and steel workers in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas, a job fair Tuesday is designed to help them recover and find new jobs. The Alabama Career Center Systems is partnering with Alabama Works to host a job for on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the at the G.G. Hardin Center at 15689 Alabama Highway 216 in Brookwood.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) PT Lowered to $1.00
The brokerage presently has a "sell" rating on the mining company's stock. Deutsche Bank's target price would indicate a potential downside of 48.19% from the company's current price.

Mobile Mini Inc (MINI) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS
Mobile Mini Inc issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02, Market Beat reports.

Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO Holds Position in Precision Castparts Corp.
Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO held its stake in Precision Castparts Corp. during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The institutional investor owned 7,000 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter.

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Plastics Industry News
Seaport Global Securities Weighs in on PolyOne Co.'s Q1 2016 Earnings
Seaport Global Securities lowered their Q1 2016 earnings estimates for PolyOne in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Harrison now forecasts that the brokerage will earn $0.48 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.53.

Capstone Asset Management Company Has $606,000 Position in Carlisle Companies, Inc.
Capstone Asset Management Company decreased its position in Carlisle Companies, Inc. by 5.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,836 shares of the company's stock after selling 400 shares during the period.

Trex Company, Inc. (TREX) Stake Sold by Benjamin F. Edwards & Company
Benjamin F. Edwards & Company eliminated its stake in Trex Company, Inc. during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor previously had a 500 share stake in the company, valued at approximately $17,465.

Dow Chemical news includes job cuts, CEO Andrew N. Liveris' departure
There was a shake-up at The Dow Chemical Co. Tuesday, Feb. 2, when chairman and CEO Andrew N. Liveris during a conference call with investors and the media mentioned plans to cut an additional 500 jobs and to transition out of the company in less than two years.

PolyOne to close Wichita plant
An Ohio-based polymers manufacturer plans to lay off 74 employees and close its South Tyler plant with ties to Wichita that are more than half a century old. The PolyOne Corp. plant at 1444 S. Tyler Road will be winding down operations "over the next several months as we transition production to other existing PolyOne facilities," spokesman Kyle Rose said in an e-mail Friday to The Eagle.

PolyOne Co. to Post Q1 2016 Earnings of $0.48 Per Share, Northcoast Research Forecasts
Northcoast Research issued their Q1 2016 EPS estimates for PolyOne in a research report issued on Thursday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Northcoast Research analyst K. Hocevar anticipates that the firm will post earnings of $0.48 per share for the quarter.

Dow Chemical Co Forecasted to Post Q1 2016 Earnings of $0.79 Per Share
SunTrust issued their Q1 2016 EPS estimates for Dow Chemical in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research . SunTrust analyst J. Sheehan anticipates that the firm will earn $0.79 per share for the quarter.

Carlisle Companies, Inc. (CSL) is Excalibur Management Corp's 2nd Largest Position
Excalibur Management Corp continued to hold its stake in shares of Carlisle Companies, Inc. during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 93,359 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter.

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Has $423,000 Position in Dow Chemical Co
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank cut its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Co by 3.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund owned 8,224 shares of the company's stock after selling 313 shares during the period.

ClariVest Asset Management LLC Has $4,608,000 Position in Cooper Tire & Rubber Co
ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The institutional investor owned 121,753 shares of the company's stock after selling 1,678 shares during the period.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) PT Lowered to $64.00 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock. Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on DD.

Cupertino: Two projects stopped cold under council's new General Plan authorization system
The council voted 4-1 to stop cold two proposed projects that sought General Plan amendments. A Feb. 2 public hearing was the first time the council tried out its new system for reviewing projects whose applicants are seeking General Plan amendments before developers begin working with city staff.

Dow Chemical - Strong Upside Ahead
Dow Chemical has been amazing investors since the start of 2015 with its elegant strategies and wise moves . The company has made several changes to its business model, the most effective being its focus on high-growth, high-margin markets.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Position Held by CenturyLink Investment Management Co
CenturyLink Investment Management Co continued to hold its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The firm owned 27,877 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter.

PolyOne Co. (POL) Rating Lowered to Hold at Wellington Shields
Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on POL. Seaport Global Securities cut PolyOne from an "accumulate" rating to a "neutral" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $37.00 to $39.00 in a report on Friday, November 20th.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT) CEO Richard J. Kramer Sells 29,000 Shares of Stock
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co CEO Richard J. Kramer sold 29,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.04, for a total transaction of $813,160.00.

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Upgraded to Buy at Vetr Inc.
They currently have $48.83 price objective on the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company.

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