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CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
5
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CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES Inc, a mid-cap value company in the basic industries sector, is expected to outperform the market over the next six months with above average risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Con

The price-to-earnings multiple is higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

Shares are being heavily sold by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like CLF

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: A

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

One or more analysts has significantly increased quarterly earnings estimates for CLF. Positive

OWNERSHIP
Grade: B

An executive, director or major shareholder purchased a small number shares recently. Positive/Neutral

Shares are being heavily sold by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like CLF

VALUATION
Grade: F

The price-to-earnings multiple is higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

The price-to-sales multiple is significantly lower than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive/Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like CLF

The ratio of CLF's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is negative or below the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

TECHNICAL
Grade: F

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very low. Very negative

Previous day's closing price for CLF was slightly below its 50-day moving average. Negative

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