Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) reported EPS of

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(NYSE:CLF) at Last Earnings was $6.2 as compared to the previous closing price of $9.52. Eddy assigned Cliffs stock an "Outperform" rating with a 2017 price target of $20/share when he first initiated coverage. Before Earnings Announcement on 07/28/2016, the firm had its stock price of $7.85.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Cliffs Natural Resources Inc". (NYSE:CLF) reported Q3 earnings loss of -$0.12, missing consensus estimates of $0.17.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock's current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Among the top performers on the day were Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), Pilgrim's Pride (NASDAQ: PPC), and World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE).

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CLF. Number of analysts are covering this stock and now stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 2 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 8 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)'s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 25.11% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 23.77% along with 71.46% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

A price chart showing the extreme outperformance of Cliffs Natural Resources stock compared to peers BHP Billiton Rio Tinto and Vale
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Gained a Massive 432% in 2016. Is There Room to Run in 2017?

Omega Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. The Company now has Insider ownership of 0.6 Percent and Institutional Ownership of 62.4 Percent. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.is expected to lift sales by 11.27% in next year to $2.27B.

The company's shares were up 6.4 percent at $10.12 in premarket trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, even after factoring out an $0.08-per-share loss from discontinued operations, Cliffs blasted past the consensus estimate by $0.11 per share. They were forecasting US$0.2 per share three months ago. On average, equities research analysts predict that Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The price to earnings growth is 5.77 and the price to sales ratio is 17. (NYSE:CLF) has a market capitalization of 2.2 Billion. It closed the session at $5.27 with a volume of 20737600 shares. Vetr lowered Cliffs Natural Resources from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $6.42 price objective on the stock.in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th. The company posted revenue of $754.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $668.21 million. The share price is now 4.83 percent versus its SMA20, 3.54 percent versus its SMA50, and 44.17 percent versus its SMA200. The Moving Average SMA50 is 3.54% while SMA200 is 44.17%. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The Return on Assets stands at 1.8%, Return on Equity shows -1.7% and Return on Investment value is 0%. The stock has a weekly performance of 8.43 percent and is 13.2 percent year-to-date as of the recent close.

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During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 8.43%.

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