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Coal Stocks Bounce off Bottom; Time to Buy or Sell?

Coal stocks have bounced off of 52-week lows anywhere from 15.6% for Arch Coal to 35.8% for Walter Energy. Does this signal a turn in the sector or an opportunity to sell?

The Return Of King Coal And The Stocks To Play The Rebound

Who's Winning the Met Coal Waiting Game?

While all met coal producers are short term losers, cost-effective ones have good chances to profit in the longer term.

Coal Sector Shooting Higher

Walter Energy, Highly Leveraged to Coking Coal...and Debt

Walter Energy is highly leveraged to coking coal prices, but is also highly debt leveraged. While near-term bankruptcy is not a concern, that does not make the stock a buy. The recovery in coking coal markets will be slow and prices may never approach the highs of 2011.

3 Reasons Alpha Natural Resources Won't End up Like Walter Energy

While both Alpha Natural Resources and Walter Energy are under tremendous pressure this year, their fates might differ due to Alpha's significant exposure to thermal coal.

Declining Trend In International Met Coal Prices Poses Threat To Alpha Natural Resources’ Margins

Alpha Natural Resources - Doing All It Can To Survive Tough Times

Will Walter Energy’s Sales Dwindle in the Second Quarter?

Let’s review the main factors that could affect the company’s bottom line in the second quarter.

EPA Threats Overblown, Coal Industry Still Has Legs

Why the recent EPA emissions plans are unlikely to happen as proposed, and which coal companies are the best bargains right now.