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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.

Green Utility Regs Are No Problem for This Miner

Walter Energy watched its shares plummet after the release of new carbon dioxide regulations for utilities—only the regs won't have much of an impact on the miner.

New MLP Creation to Boost CONSOL and Noble

Cameco Corporation vs Coal: Which Is the Better Investment?

Uranium and coal are down in the dumps, but the uranium miner Cameco has a better outlook than Arch Coal or Alpha Natural Resources.

2 Charts That Explain Walter Energy’s Problems

These two charts will explain the situation that Walter Energy faces.