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1/24/14(ANR) 2014: The Year of the Comeback (Stock Blog Hub)

As we enter the new year, rather than guess at what the broad market will do, I prefer to look at which companies and industries will perform better. Up first, coal. They could really use a kick in the pants to get them moving, and the 2014 election looks like it will be the needed boot. Robbert [...]

6/28/13Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Trade Closed Profitable. (Trading with the Average Jay)

Well I didn't hit my profit target with Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (ANR) this morning. My stops took me out of the trade on the pull back. I had moved them forward to stay profitable if she turned. I came back to the room and saw I was knocked out before the afternoon upturn. In any case trade profitable with a 3% gain. Not to upset since the last time I looked that was 2 1/4% more then the bank was paying. Rome wasn't built in a day, and nor will my portfolio. Would appreciate any...

6/26/13Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Long Trade Open (Trading with the Average Jay)

This mornings trade was a Long position opened in Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR). I placed a limit buy at $4.83, .01 higher then the prior low. I waited about 15 minutes and was hit at the LOW of the day, so far. My profit target is $5.57 or if my 30 min E-Mini Naq 100 chart falls below 2875.52. I do have a tight stop to keep trade profitable if she falls off. Trade Closed on 6/28 profitable.

5/16/13(ANR) Alpha Natural Resources Loss Narrower than Expected – Widens Year Over Year (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) reported a loss of 47 cents per share for the first quarter of 2013, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 58 cents. The loss per share in the quarter was however wider than the year-ago loss of 27 cents. GAAP loss during the quarter was 50 [...]

4/20/12Sabrient Divers – 04/21/2012 (Phil’s Stock World)

Top 5 DiversStockRatingAnalysisADTNSELLA consensus is building that ADTRAN is showing weakening near term and long term prospects.AVYSELLProjected value for Avery Dennison is diminishing and long term growth rates are declining -- someone throw them a lifeline.TSTRONGSELLA double whammy of reduced long-term expectations and recent significant declines in historical earnings result in ATandT showing up on [...]

4/7/12Sabrient Divers – 04/08/2012 (Phil’s Stock World)

Top 5 DiversStockRatingAnalysisANRSTRONGSELLRecent earnings changes for Alpha Natural Resources are troublesome, as is a sinking projected valuation.AVYSELLProjected long-term growth for Avery Dennison is going down, expected value is decreasing, and tough times are ahead.AIXGSELLA double whammy of reduced long-term expectations and recent significant declines in historical earnings result in Aixtron showing up on our Divers [...]

3/31/12Sabrient Divers – 04/01/2012 (Phil’s Stock World)

Top 5 DiversStockRatingAnalysisANRSTRONGSELLWith projected value going down even more quickly than their recent historical earnings, Alpha Natural Resources is not looking good.AGLSELLA consensus is building that AGL Resources is showing weakening near term and long term prospects.CTLSELLWith projected value going down even more quickly than their recent historical earnings, CenturyTel is not looking good.AIXGSELLA double [...]

3/7/12BreakoutTrader: Alpha Natural Resources – At Six-Month Support Levels ()

ANR had an intraday low of $15.52 yesterday. The following chart shows that was near/at six-month low since 10/4. [Related: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A DAILY EMAIL NEWSLETTER OF OUR ARTICLES] The hourly chart's price/volume indicator generated a possible turning point signal on yesterday's first hour. ANR needs to hold the $15.52 low, otherwise, it may resume the downtrend.   Click here to view [...]

10/18/11Report on Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (NYSE:ANR) (Penny Stock DD)

Company Background Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (NYSE:ANR) was incorporated in 2004 and is engaged in underground room and pillar mining and surface mining operation focusing on high bituminous, low sulfur steam coal and metallurgical coal reserves. Based in Abingdon, Virginia, the company is well known coal producer in the Central Appalachian and Northern Appalachian regions. The [...]

10/10/11EMAN, ANR, OPNT, CELG Among Charts to Watch (Wall Street Sector Selector)

A huge monstrous late short-covering rally exploded the market on Monday. We are now in a very short-term overbought condition, but the trends coming off the lows had a very powerful thrust up. We will see that in a lot of the stocks the we will...

9/26/11Are China Stocks On Sale? (FXI, FCX, ANR, ACH, BAC, C) (Wall Street Sector Selector)


8/6/11John Paulson’s 7 Amazing Stocks Ideas (Investment Underground » Page not found)

John Paulson founded his investment company, Paulson & Co, in 1994 after a career that included time at the Boston Consulting Group and Bear Stearns (BSC). Paulson & Co manage approximately $29 billion. I took a look at some of his latest buys to see if we agree with him: Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR): Alpha [...]

7/20/11Don’t Miss Your Chance To Profit From The Best Coal Stocks (KOL, PKOL, BTU, MT, ANR) (Wall Street Sector Selector)


6/22/11Analysts Bullish On Coal Stocks (ANR, ACI, BTU, CNX, WLT) (

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), the fourth-largest U.S. coal company by market value, are soaring 4% today after Brean Murray issued some bullish comments on the stock following a conference call on Tuesday with investors and Alpha Natural management. The call seems to be a catalyst for Alpha Natural shares and that is helping [...]

6/8/11ETF Rebalancing: An Issue Not To Be Overlooked (KOL, PBJ, ANR, PEP) (Wall Street Sector Selector)


6/6/11No May Flowers For Paulson (GLD, ANR, BAC, C, RIG, SNOFF) (

John Paulson is probably happy to kiss the month of May good-bye after Paulson & Co.'s flagship hedge fund, the Advantage Plus Fund, lost 6% last month. Most hedge funds lost money in May, but the 6% loss for Advantage Plus is well below the industry-wide average of a May loss of 1.39%, according to [...]

5/26/11(ANR) Company News for May 26, 2011 – Corporate Summary (Stock Blog Hub)

•    Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) reported Q1 EPS of $0.46, above the Zacks Consensus Estimates of $0.44 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 9.8% year-over-year to $592.2 million, higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $568.0 million •    Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE:STP) posted a Q1 profit of $0.17 per American Depository Share, below the Zacks Consensus [...]

5/25/11Stocks to Watch: TiVo, Vivus, Alpha Natural Resources and More (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Stocks to watch today, including TiVo and Alpha Natural Resources. TiVo Inc. swung to a fiscal first-quarter profit as revenue declined but it benefited from recent patent litigation. Shares rose 0.7% to $9.48 premarket. Standard & Poor’s sai...

5/2/11Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR): Q1 Earnings Preview 2011 (Stock Wizard)

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR), the third-largest US coal producer, is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 91 cents per share on revenue of $1.06 billion. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of 69 per share on revenue of $922 million. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. operates as a coal producer primarily in the central Appalachian and...

2/7/11Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR): Q4 Earnings Preview 2010 (Stock Wizard)

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR), the third-largest US coal producer, is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 24 cents per share on revenue of $970.30 million. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of 51 per share on revenue of $893.29 million. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. operates as a coal producer primarily in the central...

2/2/11Powerful Upmove Expected in ANR (Wall Street Sector Selector)

There are couple ways we can look at the intermediate-term chart pattern of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a coal-sector play. One is as a large cup and handle pattern, where the upmove off of the handle starting at the June 2008 pivot low a...

2/2/11What are the Implications of ANR Buying Massey Energy? (Penny Stock DD)

Alpha Natural Resources (ANR - option chain) stock is trading lower today after the company announced over the weekend that it will acquire Massey Energy (MEE) in a $7.1 billion cash and stock deal. Under the deal, MEE shareholders will receive 1.025 shares of ANR plus $10 in cash for each MEE share held. Since [...]

2/1/11(ANR) Company News for February 01, 2011 – Corporate Summary (Stock Blog Hub)

• ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) reported Q4 EPS of $1.85, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.68 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose to $105.2 billion, lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $113.268 billion • Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) announced a plan to acquire fellow metallurgical coal producer Massey Energy (NYSE:MEE) for $8.5 billion. Massey’s stockholders will [...]

2/1/11Massey Energy Shares Popped: What You Need to Know (Penny Stock DD)

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 coal miner Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) surged as high as 12% in early Monday trading after rival Alpha Natural Resources [...]

1/31/11Alpha Natural Finally Moves On Massey, Coal Stocks Soar (ANR, MEE, ACI, MT, BTU, WLT, CNX) (

Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), widely speculated to be the front-runner for Massey Energy Company (MEE), the largest coal producer in Central Appalachia, agreed to acquire its rival on Saturday for $7.1 billion in cash and stock. The deal values Virginia-based Massey at $69.33, a 21% premium to where the shares closed on Friday. News of [...]

1/29/11Alpha Natural Resources Buys Massey Energy (MEE) (Hedge Accordingly)

ANR and MEE signed a definitive agreement under which Alpha will acquire all outstanding shares of Massey common stock... pretty sweet deal, for a Saturday afternoon... Congrats to call holders... Our service The Buro News Wire alerted subscribers to MEE takeover chatter at 3:41 friday afternoon... Check out the service at  Under the terms of the agreement, Massey stockholders will receive, at the closing, 1.025 shares of Alpha common stock and $10.00 in cash for each...

1/29/11Was Insider Information Leaked about this Energy Company Buyout? (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

A volume and price spike prior to an M&A being announced creates major suspicion of insider trading ...

1/29/11Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) Near Bid of $7B for Massey Energy (MEE) - It Sure Looks Like "Smart... (Fund my Mutual Fund)

Massey Energy (MEE) has been rumored to be on the block for a few months, and today we have news that Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) seems close to finalizing of a bid of $7B or $68-$69 per share.  It appears based on the price action Friday, and volume explosion in the closing 15 minutes of the day this was not a secret to 'smart money'.  What was it Gordon Gekko said? The most valuable commodity I know of is information.  Indeed.  One would only hope the SEC could spend 3 minutes into...

1/18/11Coal Stocks Mixed As Massey Bidding Intensifies (MEE, ANR, ACI, MT, PCX, BTU, CNX) (

Coal stocks are mixed today despite a report in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend that notes bidding for Massey Energy Company (MEE), the largest coal producer in central Appalachia, is starting to pick up steam. Massey previously said it was exploring strategic options, which could include a possible sale of the controversial company. [...]

1/10/11NYSE Basic material stocks in focus with positive closings: (ANR, APA, APC, APD, AA) (Penny Stock DD)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) moved up by 1.43% and closed at $65.25 whereas overall traded volume stood at 344 million shares for the day. Its price to earnings ratio stands at 75 times till its last trading session. The company maintains strong short term liquidity position with current ratio of 2.69 times. Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) [...]

12/21/10The Party Continues For Coal Stocks (MEE, ANR, ACI, MT, ICO, PCX) (

Whether it has been mergers and acquisitions speculation or positive comments from the sell-side analyst community, coal stocks have been enjoying some go-go days recently, highlighted by a 6% gain in the past month for the Coal Stocks Index, which is up today by 1%. For about two months, traders have speculated on the future of [...]

12/8/10Coal Stocks Rocked By Analyst Downgrades (BTU, ANR, PCX, MEE, ACI, PUDA) (

The coal sector, one of the higher beta corners of the market, is getting some early coal in its stocking today thanks some mixed comments about some of the marquee names in the group by Citigroup this morning. The Citi downgrades have the Coal Stocks Index trading lower by 3.2% in early trading. Citi suggested in [...]

11/15/10Takeover Talk Stokes Coal Stocks (MEE, MT, ANR, ACI, CNX) (

Select coal stocks are moving higher this morning on takeover chatter concerning Massey Energy Company (MEE), the largest coal producer in the central Appalachian region. Multiple press reports, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have reported that ArcelorMittal (MT), the world's largest steelmaker, is interested in making a bid for Massey. The tickerspy [...]

11/5/10Massey Energy Screams Higher on Buyout Rumors; Calls Active (MEE, ANR) (Benzinga)

Shares of Massey Energy Co. (NYSE: MEE) are screaming higher this afternoon; currently shares are higher by 11.58%, trading at $47.10. Just moments ago rumors hit the tape that Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) was looking to takeover the company. This seems legit given that shares of ANR and reacting sharply to the downside, currently off by 4.94%, trading at $43.45. MEE calls are quite active on this movement as well with 26,000 calls traded versus only 8,000 puts. The November...

11/4/10Alpha Natural Resources Offers First Look At 2011 Cost Guidance (Benzinga)

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) introduced 2011 cash cost guidance for both PRB and Eastern operations at levels significantly higher than we had anticipated. East costs are being driven by difficult geology at the company's longwall and other operations, increasing levels of expensive purchased coal, increased regulatory scrutiny, and a larger portion of metallurgical vs thermal tonnage. Guidance is $58-63/ton for next year, above our previous expectations of $55.40 and $55.50 for...

11/3/10Alpha Natural Resources Falling Afer Earnings Miss (ANR) (Benzinga)

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) are trading down 5.8% at $43.09 per share during the Wednesday afternoon trading session. The day's trading range for shares of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc has been between $42.65 and $44.61 per share. Analysts covering the company's stock give it a consensus price target of $57.06 per share. Volume of 5.1 million shares is already more than double the daily average volume of 2.2 million shares. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR)...

11/3/10Alpha Natural Resources Posts Mixed Results (ANR) (Benzinga)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) released financial results on Wednesday morning that missed Wall Street earnings estimates, while beating revenue expectations. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc announced a 3rd quarter net income of $31.9 million, or 27 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $16.3 million, or 16 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company reported earnings of 58 cents per share. Revenue rose to $1 billion, up from $729.25 million a year...

10/20/10Coal Stocks On Fire (WLT, ANR, MEE) (Benzinga)

The coal group is burning up today, as commodities in general are back into gear and firing on all cylinders. Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT), which is a metallurgical coal producer, is up 5.4% to $88.31, a gain of $4.50. Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is up almost 6% today to $46.71, a gain of $2.62. ANR is another metallurgical coal producer, and...

10/18/10Goldman Slightly Raises Price Target On Alpha Natural (ANR) (Benzinga)

Goldman Sachs is raising the price target on the coal names, particularly Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), which it raised from $52 to $53. It has a Neutral rating on shares. In the note to clients, Goldman writes, "We continue to like ANR's met and NAPP thermal coal assets, but believe a Neutral rating is appropriate, given the stock is already discounting $200/MT, limiting further upside vs. expectations. ANR lacks the company specific catalysts of Buy-rated BTU and CNX. And...

10/18/10ANR's Model Updated By Citigroup (Benzinga)

Citigroup has published a research report on Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) and is updating its forecast model on the company. In the report, Citigroup writes "Investors should focus on incremental contract layering and on cost inflation in the East. Prior guidance for 2010 called for 23-26 mln tons of Eastern thermal, 11-13 mln tons met and 47-50 mln tons of Western coal. At the end of last quarter, ANR had only 700k tons of planned met and 1 mln tons of Eastern thermal open for...

9/16/10The Future Of Coal ETFs Remains Prosperous (KOL, PKOL, BTU, CNX, ANR) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Coal is the second largest overall source of energy and has witnessed demand grow at rates higher than oil and natural gas over the past few years and is expected to continue do so paving the path(...)Read the rest of The Future Of Coal ETFs Remains Prosperous (KOL, PKOL, BTU, CNX, ANR) Copyright 2010 ETFDAILYNEWS.COM [...] Related posts: Rising Commodity Prices Are Fueling The Coal ETFs (KOL, PKOL, SLX, XME) Mining ETFs: Eight Ways To Play (XME, EMT, GDX, GDXJ, SIL, CU, COPX, PLTM,...

9/16/10Jefferies Reiterates Buy Rating on Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) (Benzinga)

Jefferies & Company is out with a research report this morning, where it reiterates its Buy rating on Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR); it has a $62.00 price target on the stock. The Jefferies analysts noted that they expect ANR's product mix to leverage recovering thermal and strong global met coal markets, support margins, and drive cash flow generation. At a recent analyst meeting, company management provided a thorough and supportive overview on key issues, especially growth...

9/14/10Alpha Natural Resources Hosting Investor Day Today (Benzinga)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) will be hosting an investor day today in Pennsylvania, and Jefferies believes that shares will continue to find support as global commodity markets trend higher and better discount Alpha's cash generating ability. Investors are expected to focus on near-term data/trends that support global met and US thermal market trends, according to Jefferies, and managment will likely highlight the benefits of its diversified model that has been enhanced by last...

8/31/10Trading results 8/31/10 (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Last day of the month and I end August in the green Still having some serious issues with my wrists so I am keeping this short and sweet. Still having issues with my computers. I did manage to get two trades today. I was watching RIMM for much of the day but did not find an entry [...]

6/15/10Analyst Bullish On Heebner’s Favorite Coal Play (ANR, LLEN, JRCC, NCOC, EEE, PCX) (

Analyst Howard Weil is bullish on Alpha Natural Resources (ANR). The firm initiated coverage on the stock with a Market Outperform rating and a target price of $53 today, noting the company's key strengths lie in its diversified asset base, strong financial position, and its current management team. Though Alpha Natural Resources currently [...]

5/3/10Bookkeeping: Closing Bucyrus (BUCY) and Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) (Fund my Mutual Fund)

Well apparently I caught the "coal train" much too late this year, unlike 2007 when I was early. The coal stocks and 'related fare' have had a few rough weeks... as of late last week both Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and mining equipment maker Bucyrus (BUCY) had broken support on their charts, so I am going to close out the last of each position, both are 0.5%-0.6%ish type of exposures. 5% loss on the former and 7% on the latter. Recall I had dumped 60% of Bucryus last Thursday on...

3/18/10Bookkeeping: Restarting Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) (Fund my Mutual Fund)

We've been discussing coking coal a lot of late, and when I sold Potash this was one sector (the other being iron ore) I wanted to offset that sale by going into.  However, the stocks involved have simply been on fire, and most days you have to chase just to be involved.  Of the major met coal stocks, Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) is the one that has lagged a bit, and is now the closest to a support area so I will throw in the towel and "kind of" chase it here around $50.50.  I am...

12/18/09Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) Shrugs off Strong Dollar Inverse Correlation - Breaks Out (Fund my Mutual Fund)

Some of the coal and steel names are trading in a parallel world right now... strong dollar be damned.  Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), in parts of 2008 our largest position, has broken over the key level of $42.25ish and you can see the computers all recognizing the pattern and a feeding frenzy has ensued. Identical to what happened about 6 days ago when peer Walter Industries (WLT) broke over $72.50ish The sector strength in this market remains completely random... I have no...

8/13/09Trading results 8/13/09 (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Just two trades today I also did short the Treasury 30 year Futures 118.50 Sept call option at 11/64s. I may add to this trade if the underlying moves higher tomorrow. I did not short any of the gap ups I was following at the open as non of them fully qualified for me. My [...]

7/31/09Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) Finalizes Foundation Coal (FCL) Deal to Secure #3 Spot in US (Fund my Mutual Fund)

It's been a while since we've looked at the coal space - we own one name as a small position, but this was a theme that was one of our big winners in late 2007 and 1st half 2008. Further, we made a strategic shift from thermal coal to metallurgical coal in the spring of 2008 just before the companies with an emphasis on metallurgical made a huge surge. Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR ) was our top dog - just imagine the joy we felt as one of our top positions was in the news as a source of...

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