NEW YORK, January 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com puts focus on the Basic Materials sector to see how some stocks are faring. Equities in this morning's lineup are: Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC), Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX), Primero Mining Corp. (NYSE: PPP), and Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE: SBGL). According to an article on Market Realist, the Materials sector showed improved performance and provided impressive returns in 2016, due mainly to the reversals of various commodity prices. The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB), which tracks the performance of the materials sector, rose 16.8% last year. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:
New York-based Arconic Inc.'s shares finished Friday's session 2.64% higher at $20.63 with a total trading volume of 5.53 million shares. The stock has gained 1.53% in the last month and 11.27% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 4.53%. Moreover, shares of Arconic, which develops, manufactures, and sells engineered products and solutions for the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation, and oil and gas markets worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 61.17.
On December 30th, 2016, Arconic announced that it has completed the previously indicated early redemption of all of its 5.55% Notes due 2017 in the aggregate principal amount of $750,000,000. Holders of the Notes were paid $1,004.27 per $1,000.00 aggregate principal amount of the Notes, or an aggregate of $753.2 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the redemption date. Arconic stated that this redemption is a component of the Company's de-leveraging program. Sign up and read the free research report on ARNC at:
Shares in Illinois headquartered Century Aluminum Co. ended the day 3.23% lower at $8.98 with a total trading volume of 1.08 million shares. The stock has advanced 23.35% in the previous three months and 4.91% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading 0.12% and 20.19% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Century Aluminum, which together with its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the US and Iceland, have an RSI of 51.17.
On November 18th, 2016, Century Aluminum announced that Rick T. Dillon will be leaving the Company in order to pursue another opportunity. The effective date of Mr. Dillon's resignation was December 02nd, 2016. The Company announced that Michael Bless, the Company's President and CEO, will assume the responsibilities of principal financial officer until the Board of Directors selects Mr. Dillon's replacement. The complimentary research report on CENX can be downloaded at:
Canada-based Primero Mining Corp.'s stock dropped 4.65%, closing the session at $0.81. A total volume of 2.14 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.09 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.35% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 15.43% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Primero Mining, which engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of mineral resource properties in Canada and Mexico, have an RSI of 42.59.
On November 09th, 2016, Primero announced Q3 2016 total production of 44,684 gold equivalent ounces, comprising of 22,162 ounces of gold and 1.37 million ounces of silver from San Dimas, and 16,230 ounces of gold from Black Fox, 10% lower than the 49,499 gold equivalent ounces produced in Q2 2016. The Company realized a net loss of $11.7 million or $0.06 per share and adjusted net loss of $8.1 million or $0.04 per share in Q3 2016. The Company generated Q3 2016 operating cash flow before working capital changes of $5.5 million or $0.03 per share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on PPP at:
On Friday, shares in South Africa-based Sibanye Gold Ltd finished the session 5.93% lower at $7.77. A total volume of 2.63 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.93 shares. The stock has gained 10.06% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 12.30%. Furthermore, shares of Sibanye Gold, which owns and operates underground and surface gold operations in South Africa, have an RSI of 49.37.
On December 09th, 2016, Sibanye announced that it will acquire Stillwater Mining Company for $18.00 per share in cash representing an aggregate enterprise value of $2.2 billion. The $18.00 per share transaction price represents a 61% premium to Stillwater's volume-weighted average share price over the 52 weeks prior to the announcement of the transaction, a 25% premium to its volume-weighted share price over the 30 trading days prior to the announcement and a 23% premium to its closing share price on December 08th, 2016. Get free access to your research report on SBGL at:
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