Troubled Mining Industries Take Center Stage

Coal and iron ore producers have underperformed compared to the market over the past year. Despite being two of the biggest players from either industry, Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU  ) and Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF  ) have lagged the S&P 500 over the past year by 54% and 85%, respectively. For at least one of these companies, the tide might be turning.

For one of these companies, investors are hoping that recent data on inventory levels and competitive pricing would turn into a trend. To find out which industry investors might hear some good news from this week, tune in below.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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