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9 Mining Stocks to Keep Buried

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Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) explores for, acquires, develops and operates gold-bearing properties across the world. KGC makes the list with a 39% drop since Jan. 1. KGC stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of KGC stock.

NovaGold Resources (NYSE:NG) explores and develops mineral properties in Alaska and British Columbia. NG stock has dropped almost 38% year-to-date. NG gets an “F” for sales growth and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NG stock.

Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL) is an integrated mining and steel company in Russia. MTL stock is one of the biggest losers on this list, down 69% year-to-date. MTL gets an “F” for the company’s ability to exceed consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased during the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MTL stock.

U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) is a producer of integrated steel, flat-rolled and tubular products in the United States and Europe. A 56% drop year-to-date has ensured a place on this list for U.S. Steel. X gets an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “F” for cash flow and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of X stock.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) is a metal and mining company based on Brazil with a wide portfolio of products. VALE stock has dipped 34% year-to-date. VALE stock gets a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased during the past month, and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of VALE stock.

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