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Why Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock Might be a Great Pick

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. CLF. This is because this security in the Mining - Miscellaneous space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Mining - Miscellaneous space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of three out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Cliffs Naturalis actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Price and Consensus

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Price and Consensus | Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Quote

In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have remained flat at 35 cents per share, and current year estimates have remained unchanged at 92 cents per share. This has helped CLF to earn a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Cliffs Natural. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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