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First Week of September 18th Options Trading For Randgold Resources (GOLD)
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, January 23, 12:21 PM

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GDX, LALT: Big ETF Inflows
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, January 23, 10:47 AM

Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the Gold Miners ETF (GDX), which added 18,200,000 units, or a 6.1% increase week over week. Among the largest underlying components of GDX, in morning trading today Goldcorp (GG) is off about 2.4%, and Barrick Gold (ABX) is lower by about 2%. Read More »


March 6th Options Now Available For Newmont Mining (NEM)
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 22, 12:35 PM

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FCX March 6th Options Begin Trading
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 22, 12:34 PM

Investors in Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (FCX) saw new options become available today, for the March 6th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the FCX options chain for the new March 6th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest. Read More »


First Week of March 20th Options Trading For Goldcorp (GG)
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 22, 10:58 AM

Investors in Goldcorp Inc (GG) saw new options begin trading this week, for the March 20th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the GG options chain for the new March 20th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest. Read More »


First Week of September 18th Options Trading For Precision Castparts (PCP)
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 22, 10:47 AM

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First Week of April 17th Options Trading For Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (FCX)
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 12:54 PM

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First Week of MT September 18th Options Trading
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 12:47 PM

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First Week of September 18th Options Trading For Vale
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 12:38 PM

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Interesting BBL Put And Call Options For September 18th
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 12:32 PM

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Commit To Buy Precision Castparts Corp. At $175, Earn 4.1% Annualized Using Options
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 11:54 AM

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First Week of RIO March 20th Options Trading
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 11:00 AM

Investors in Rio Tinto plc (RIO) saw new options become available this week, for the March 20th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the RIO options chain for the new March 20th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest. Read More »


First Week of VMC March 20th Options Trading
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 11:00 AM

Investors in Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) saw new options begin trading this week, for the March 20th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the VMC options chain for the new March 20th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest. Read More »


First Week of March 20th Options Trading For BHP Billiton (BHP)
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 21, 10:53 AM

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Daily Dividend Report: MS, DFS, AA, SJM, NRG
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 20, 2:24 PM

This morning, Morgan Stanley (MS) declared its quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share, maintaining the amount paid to shareholders the previous quarter. Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 1.2% going forward. Shares of Morgan Stanley were lower on Tuesday, falling 1.3% so far. Read More »


September 18th Options Now Available For Newmont Mining (NEM)
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 20, 1:05 PM

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S&P 500 Movers: VIAB, NEM
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 20, 12:49 PM

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Newmont Mining (NEM) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 4.0%. Year to date, Newmont Mining registers a 22.6% gain. Read More »


S&P 500 Movers: PCP, NFX
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, January 16, 1:06 PM

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Thursday's ETF with Unusual Volume: COPX
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 15, 2:38 PM

The Copper Miners ETF (COPX) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 122,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 35,000. Shares of COPX were down about 0.7% on the day. Read More »


Thursday's ETF Movers: GDX, ITB
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 15, 2:37 PM

In trading on Thursday, the Gold Miners ETF (GDX) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 6.3% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Goldcorp (GG), up about 11.1% and shares of Newmont Mining (NEM), up about 10.7% on the day. Read More »


S&P 500 Movers: BBY, NEM
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, January 15, 1:04 PM

In early trading on Thursday, shares of Newmont Mining (NEM) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 6.7%. Year to date, Newmont Mining registers a 11.5% gain. Read More »


Wednesday Sector Laggards: Metals & Mining, Non-Precious Metals & Non-Metallic Mining Stocks
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 3:59 PM

In trading on Wednesday, metals & mining shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 3.7%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Uranium Energy (UEC), down about 10.7% and shares of Teck Resources (TCK) down about 10.3% on the day. Read More »


Wednesday's ETF with Unusual Volume: COPX
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 3:58 PM

The Copper Miners ETF (COPX) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 119,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 31,000. Shares of COPX were off about 8.6% on the day. Read More »


Southern Copper (SCCO) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 3:51 PM

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FCX Dividend Yield Pushes Past 6%
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 3:43 PM

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Wednesday Sector Laggards: Materials, Financial
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 2:41 PM

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Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (FCX) Shares Cross Below Book Value
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 1:41 PM

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S&P 500 Movers: FCX, GME
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 12:27 PM

In early trading on Wednesday, shares of GameStop (GME) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 11.8%. Year to date, GameStop registers a 8.4% gain. Read More »


SCCO Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 11:43 AM

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This Stock Has A 2.95% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 10:19 AM

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This ETF Holds Companies With Heavy Insider Buying - XME
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 9:47 AM

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) shows an impressive 32.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Read More »


This Stock Has A 2.95% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book
Metals Channel Staff - Wednesday, January 14, 8:37 AM

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Precision Castparts Becomes #216 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing C.R. Bard
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 13, 4:34 PM

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed. Read More »


The New #119 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Kellogg
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 13, 4:15 PM

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed. Read More »


Vulcan Materials Becomes #118 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Monsanto
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 13, 4:15 PM

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed. Read More »


Tuesday's ETF with Unusual Volume: VLUE
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 13, 3:23 PM

The iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 1.1 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 32,000. Shares of VLUE were up about 0.9% on the day. Read More »


GDX, SPUU: Big ETF Outflows
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, January 6, 1:23 PM

Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Gold Miners ETF (GDX), where 3,750,000 units were destroyed, or a 1.2% decrease week over week. Among the largest underlying components of GDX, in morning trading today Goldcorp (GG) is up about 5.4%, and Barrick Gold (ABX) is up by about 2.4%. Read More »


Monday's ETF with Unusual Volume: IXUS
Metals Channel Staff - Monday, January 5, 3:39 PM

The iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 7.1 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 110,000. Shares of IXUS were down about 2% on the day. Read More »


Daily Dividend Report: JNJ, GG, OZRK, ALG
Metals Channel Staff - Monday, January 5, 3:38 PM

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2015 of $0.70 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 10, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 24, 2015. The ex-dividend date is February 20, 2015. Read More »


Friday's ETF Movers: PIN, ILF
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, January 2, 2:26 PM

In trading on Friday, the PowerShares India Portfolio ETF (PIN) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.6% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Millennial Media (MM), up about 4.4% and shares of Sesa Sterlite (SSLT), up about 2.5% on the day. Read More »


S&P 500 Movers: SWN, NEM
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, December 30, 12:34 PM

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Newmont Mining (NEM) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 3.7%. Year to date, Newmont Mining has lost about 16.3% of its value. Read More »


Monday's ETF Movers: PIN, GDXJ
Metals Channel Staff - Monday, December 29, 2:28 PM

In trading on Monday, the PowerShares India Portfolio ETF (PIN) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.5% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of The Container Store Group (TCS), up about 2.8% and shares of Sesa Sterlite (SSLT), up about 2.7% on the day. Read More »


GDX, LALT: Big ETF Outflows
Metals Channel Staff - Monday, December 29, 1:04 PM

Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Gold Miners ETF (GDX), where 12,500,000 units were destroyed, or a 4.0% decrease week over week. Among the largest underlying components of GDX, in morning trading today Goldcorp (GG) is off about 2%, and Barrick Gold (ABX) is lower by about 0.7%. Read More »


Friday's ETF with Unusual Volume: IYM
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, December 26, 12:10 PM

The iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 577,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 244,000. Shares of IYM were up about 0.6% on the day. Read More »


Tuesday's ETF with Unusual Volume: GNR
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, December 23, 1:58 PM

The SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 790,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 138,000. Shares of GNR were up about 0.2% on the day. Read More »


S&P 500 Analyst Moves: PCP
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, December 23, 1:25 PM

The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the components of the S&P 500 index, Precision Castparts (PCP) is now the #61 analyst pick, moving up by 9 spots. Read More »


Daily Dividend Report: T, COV, FCX, WSM, WST, KRG
Metals Channel Staff - Monday, December 22, 1:11 PM

AT&T (T) has approved a 2.2 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend. AT&T directors increased the quarterly dividend rate from $0.46 to $0.47 a share on a quarterly basis, or an increase from $1.84 to $1.88 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend will be payable on Feb. 2, 2015 to common stockholders of record on Jan. 9, 2015. Read More »


Thursday's ETF with Unusual Volume: PICK
Metals Channel Staff - Thursday, December 18, 3:48 PM

The iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 388,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 53,000. Shares of PICK were up about 1.6% on the day. Read More »


Tuesday's ETF with Unusual Volume: DGRO
Metals Channel Staff - Tuesday, December 16, 4:39 PM

The iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 1.2 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 54,000. Shares of DGRO were up about 0.4% on the day. Read More »


Friday 12/12 Insider Buying Report: FCX, CCI
Metals Channel Staff - Friday, December 12, 12:59 PM

As the saying goes, there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy -- they expect to make money. So let's look at two noteworthy recent insider buys. Read More »


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