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What: Shares of coal producer Walter Energy
So what: While Walter blamed the downside guidance -- management now expects to sell 5.2 million metric tons of coal versus previous forecasts for 5.9 million tons -- on record rainfall, Wall Street is also interpreting it as a sign of global coal demand weakness. In fact, coal peer Alpha Natural's
Now what: I'd look at today's plunge as a possible entry point. Fellow Fool Matt Koppenheffer correctly cautioned Fools about buying into takeover rumors earlier this month, but with its stock once again flirting with 52-week lows, Walter is a tempting turnaround bet. Of course, with a beta of 2.2, expect the ride to be very bumpy.
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