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  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday cut its 2015 profit outlook and warned the plunge in oil prices would hurt its energy equipment business, sending shares tumbling as much as 8 percent. During the fourth quarter, Caterpillar's energy business helped offset falling construction equipment sales and weakness in mining equipment orders due to lower...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday cut its 2015 profit outlook and warned the plunge in oil prices would hurt its energy equipment business, sending shares tumbling as much as 8 percent. During the fourth quarter, Caterpillar's energy business helped offset weakness in mining equipment orders due to lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore and a drop in...

  • Jan 27- Nucor Corp, the No. 1 U.S. steelmaker by market capitalization, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to increases in selling price and shipments. Nucor also forecast its profit for the first quarter to be slightly higher than the $111 million, or 35 cents per share, it reported a year earlier. Net profit attributable to Nucor rose 23 percent...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.00 or 2.2 percent, to $43.56. DuPont Co. fell $1.71 or 2.3 percent, to $72.40.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 41 or 3.2 percent, to $13.10. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.0 percent, to $24.73.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.7 percent, to $11.70. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 13 or 2.0 percent, to $6.68. Silver Wheaton rose$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $23.67.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.8 percent, to $1.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $30.73. Peabody Energy fell$. 48 or 7.2 percent, to $6.19.

  • Jan 27- AK Steel Holding Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. steelmaker by market capitalization, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong demand from automakers. AK Steel makes flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products for car makers, industrial and construction companies and utilities.

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp said it expected demand in the United States to decline in 2015, mainly due to lower natural gas prices. Peabody said it would pay a quarterly dividend of 0.25 cents per share, way below the 8.5 cents per share it paid in November. The company, which has mining operations in the United States and Australia, forecast U.S. coal...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday warned the recent fall in oil prices would hurt its energy equipment business in 2015 and gave an outlook for the year below market expectations after posting a disappointing fourth quarter net profit. During the fourth quarter, Caterpillar's energy business helped offset lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore...

  • AK Steel tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio _ AK Steel Holding Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.92 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a smaller quarterly loss, helped by lower operating costs in Australia and the United States. The company's net loss attributable to common stockholders narrowed to $514.6 million, or $1.92 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $565.7 million, or $2.12 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a difficult year in 2015.. Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman said without a doubt Caterpillar faces a "tough year in 2015.".

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported a lower net profit that came in below market expectations, as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt its mining business and warned the drop in oil prices would hurt its business in 2015.. The Peoria, Illinois- based company reported a fourth-quarter net profit of...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported a lower net profit that came in below market expectations, due primarily to the recent drop in the price of oil and lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore. The Peoria, Illinois- based company reported a fourth-quarter net profit of $757 million, down nearly 25 percent...

  • Jan 27- Chemicals maker DuPont said it expects to buy back shares up to $4 billion using the dividend from the spinoff of its performance chemicals business. The company also raised its cost reduction target by $300 million to at least $1.3 billion. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $683 million, or 74 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from...

  • *Russia added 20.73 tonnes in December-IMF. *Gold price rose in December for first time in five months. SINGAPORE, Jan 27- The Netherlands raised its gold holdings for the first time in 16 years in December, while Russia extended its buying spree of the precious metal to a ninth straight month, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Tuesday.

  • Why iron ore won’t rebound any time soon Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 PM ET
    Rail cars laden with iron ore arrive at the receiving facility at Fortescue Metals' Herb Elliott Port in Western Australia.

    Economists may teach that low prices and declining demand encourage producers to decrease supply, but the iron ore industry may have skipped class that day.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.36. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 33 or 3.0 percent, to $11.51. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.9 percent, to $6.55.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $44.56. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $74.11.

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