LONDON -- "Platinum Miners Won't Be This Cheap Forever," wrote Fool writer Roland Head in mid-July. Indeed so -- but that doesn't mean they have to start rising immediately. And following an intensification of the very labor disputes that Roland presciently warned of, shares in Lonmin
Trading at 620 pence this morning as opposed to 694 pence a month ago, Lonmin shares have had a torrid time. And the recent killings of mine workers won't help a boardroom agenda that is already challenged by concerns over output levels, a CEO who has been hospitalized, net debt levels close to banking covenants, and high capital-expenditure requirements. Is this a bargain or an imminent rights issue waiting to be called? We'll see.
There's a clearer picture when it comes to the sixth-most purchased share by TD Direct Investing's private clients this morning. Vodafone
Finally, mining giant Xstrata
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