Mechel Shares Got Crushed: What You Need to Know

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Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of Russian steel miner Mechel (NYS: MTL) melted down today, falling as much as 10.6% on above-average volume.

So what: Mechel is suffering from the Greek drama, as the company supplies a large market across Europe. Fellow European steel giant ArcelorMittal (NYS: MT) also opened 10.6% down this morning, showing exactly how worried investors are about a potentially stalled trans-European economy.

Now what: Predicting economy swings and Greek votes is a lowercase fool's errand. Sadly, these things will continue to have a direct effect on Mechel's share prices. That being said, Mechel recently reported a stable pricing outlook and trades near 52-week lows for about five times trailing earnings. If you have any faith at all in Europe making a comeback, this would be the perfect time to start a Mechel position.

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