4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Alpha Natural Resources
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Alpha Natural Resources (NYS: ANR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Alpha Natural's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Alpha Natural facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Abingdon, Va. (2002)|
|Market Cap||$3.4 billion|
|Industry||Coal and consumable fuels|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.0 billion|
|Management||CEO Kevin Crutchfield|
CFO Frank Wood
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(1.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$700.0 million / $3.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 884 members who have rated Alpha Natural believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Coal's gotta come back sooner or later. In the US it may be used less, but the rest of the world is still firing away coal. Once prices stabilize after production cutbacks, the entire industry should rebound.
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