Hidden Gems Or Fool’s Gold? Cliffs Natural Resources Inc(CLF), Synthetic Biologics Inc(SYN) and Newpark Resources Inc(NR)

Posted by Saimoon February 17, 2015 0 Comment 965 views


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This article discusses three companies: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc(NYSE:CLF), Synthetic Biologics Inc(NYSEMKT:SYN) and Newpark Resources Inc(NYSE:NR)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc(NYSE:CLF) jumped 5.26% as the stock gained $0.35 to move to a new closing price of $7. Despite the gain, the $1.07 billion market cap company, which traded within a range of $6.74 to $7.05 during the day, had a low trading volume of 7.52 million, which is lower than its 30-day average trading volume of 10.77 million. The US-based iron ore pellets supplier to steel industry has lost 10.14% and 34.64% over the past one month and over the past three months, respectively. The fundamentals for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc are also poor with a trailing twelve months EPS of $-38.87 and quarterly revenue growth declining 16.14% on a YOY basis.

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Synthetic Biologics Inc(NYSEMKT:SYN) rose $0.18 to finish Friday’s trading at a closing price of $2.13, a 9.23% increase in value from its previous closing price of $1.95. The new mark places the stock 83.62% above its 52 week low of $1.16. The shares of US-based biotechnology company are currently trading 34.50% above its 50-day moving average of $1.64 and 30.12% above its 200-day moving average of $1.71. Synthetic Biologics Inc’s trailing twelve months EPS is -0.31 but the company has good cash reserves with a quick ratio of 4.70. The achievable 1 year price target estimate is $6.25 making this stock a good investment to hold.

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Newpark Resources Inc(NYSE:NR) jumped $1.07 to close at $9.85 on Friday on high trading volumes of 3.84 million shares compared to its 30-day average trading volume of 0.85 million. The Texas-based oil and gas supplier finished its last trading session 10.82% above its 20-day moving average and 8.75% above its 50-day moving average. Newpark Resources Inc does have significant cash reserves and a current ratio of 3.60 giving the company time to get free of its current woes. With positive EPS of 0.84 and P/E of 11.73, the company has the potential to break through its resistance level and achieve its 1 year target estimate of $11.61. This is a good company to hold for the medium term.

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