Cliffs Natural Resources Company Profile (NYSE:CLF)

About Cliffs Natural Resources

Cliffs Natural Resources logoCliffs Natural Resources Inc. is a mining and natural resources company. The Company is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. The Company's segments include U.S. Iron Ore and Asia Pacific Iron Ore. The Company is a producer of iron ore pellets, primarily selling production from U.S. Iron Ore to integrated steel companies in the United States and Canada. The Company manages approximately five iron ore mines located in Michigan and Minnesota. In Michigan, it is operating over two iron ore mines, Empire mine and Tilden mine. In Minnesota, it is operating approximately one iron ore mine, Hibbing mine. The other two iron ore operations in Minnesota, United Taconite mine and Northshore mine. Its Asia Pacific Iron Ore operations are located in Western Australia and consist of its Koolyanobbing operation. The Company operates an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals
  • Sub-Industry: Steel
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CLF
  • CUSIP: 18683K10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $5.85
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $6.00
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $5.08
  • 52-Week Range: $1.20 - $8.45
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.10
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.74
  • P/E Growth: 1.16
  • Market Cap: $1.08B
  • Outstanding Shares: 183,870,000
  • Beta: 2.04
  • Net Margins: 3.80%
  • Return on Assets: -0.92%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.48%
  • Current Ratio: 2.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.03%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.64)
Consensus Price Target: $4.94 (15.62% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSell$3.00View Rating Details
8/30/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/29/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetOutperform$11.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$6.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$10.50 -> $10.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016FBR & CoBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$4.00 -> $7.00View Rating Details
7/18/2016Clarkson CapitalUpgradeSell -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/18/2016NomuraReiterated RatingReduce$1.50View Rating Details
3/17/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingUnderperformView Rating Details
3/10/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageUnderperform$1.00View Rating Details
2/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetSell$1.50 -> $1.00View Rating Details
8/24/2015Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageSellView Rating Details
8/3/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$6.00 -> $3.50View Rating Details
4/30/2015Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetSell$2.50View Rating Details
4/9/2015BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$8.00 -> $4.00View Rating Details
3/20/2015Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingUnderperformView Rating Details
2/3/2015Brean CapitalLower Price TargetSell$6.00 -> $5.50View Rating Details
10/7/2014Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$8.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/28/2016Q216$0.00$0.07$482.37 million$496.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116($0.19)$0.62$280.92 million$306.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q415($0.26)($0.39)$508.96 million$470.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315($0.23)($0.10)$595.78 million$593.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215($0.11)($0.21)$602.76 million$498.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115($0.19)$0.02$562.50 million$446.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q414$0.15$1.00$1.23 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314($0.05)$0.21$1.28 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214($0.09)($0.01)$1.18 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114($0.11)($0.54)$982.96 million$940.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.82$1.22$1.45 billion$1.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.61$0.68$1.44 billion$1.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.73$0.82$1.43 billion$1.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.35$0.60$1.19 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.55$0.62$1.53 billion$1.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$1.09$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$1.81$1.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$1.16$2.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$1.61$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$3.62$4.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$3.68$2.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$2.22$3.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2011$2.17$2.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.09 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.46 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163($0.36)($0.22)($0.29)
Q2 20163($0.04)$0.08$0.00
Q3 20162$0.11$0.16$0.14
Q4 20162($0.11)$0.12$0.01
Q1 20171($0.10)($0.10)($0.10)
Q2 20171$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q3 20171$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q4 20171$0.09$0.09$0.09
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
Annual Dividend:$0.00
Dividend Yield:0.00%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:0.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
0.00% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
0.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.52%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 50.66%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/9/2016Lourenco GoncalvesCEOBuy100,000$3.04$304,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Douglas C TaylorDirectorSell7,231,520$3.81$27,552,091.20View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Douglas C TaylorDirectorSell675,000$3.15$2,126,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015James S SawyerDirectorBuy25,000$3.07$76,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/26/2015Michael D SiegalDirectorBuy9,500$5.20$49,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Lourenco GoncalvesCEOBuy100,000$6.50$650,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Michael D SiegalDirectorBuy7,200$6.81$49,032.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Joseph A RutkowskiDirectorBuy8,000$6.35$50,800.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014John T BaldwinDirectorBuy9,800$10.18$99,764.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014John T BaldwinDirectorBuy3,000$14.26$42,780.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Douglas C TaylorDirectorBuy7,200$13.95$100,440.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Gabriel StoliarDirectorBuy7,246$13.76$99,704.96View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Robert P Fisher JrDirectorBuy6,000$16.46$98,760.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Andres GluskiDirectorBuy1,040$28.33$29,463.20View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Joseph A CarrabbaCEOSell50,000$26.94$1,347,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Donald J GallagherEVPSell13,640$25.11$342,500.40View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013David BlakeSVPSell3,000$23.03$69,090.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2013Steven M RaguzEVPSell4,000$24.01$96,040.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2013Terrance M ParadieCFOSell3,700$24.04$88,948.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)
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