Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) News: Rising Stock, BB&T Corporation (BBT)’s Rating & More

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG), BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT)

Most Active Options Update: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) (SchaeffersResearch)
The 20 stocks below have attracted the highest options volume — in the front three-months’ series — during the past 10 trading days. The companies highlighted are those that are new to the list since the last time the study was run. Data is courtesy of Schaeffer’s Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White. Three names of notable interest this afternoon are Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), and Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Before trading was halted on the Nasdaq earlier today, MU’s long-term options were once again in focus, with one spread strategist targeting the stock’s April 2014 14-strike puts.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) and Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) Added to Growing Stock Report’s NYSE Gainers Watch List. (SBWire)
Growing Stock Report expands its NYSE Gainers Weekly Watch List adding Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) and Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG). Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) a mining and natural resources company that engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal closed up in its previous session (+5.80%) on 8,037,299 shares traded after CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC. Filed SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) is currently up (+49.9%) from its recent 52-week low which has prompted Growing Stock Report to add the stock to their NYSE Gainers Watch List.

Cliffs Natural Resources Stock Rating Lowered by BB&T Corp. (CLF) (Zolmax)
BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) lowered shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning, reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on CLF. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Cliffs Natural Resources in a research note to investors on Monday, July 29th. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Cliffs Natural Resources in a research note to investors on Monday, July 29th.

Cliffs Natural Resources SVP Sells $69,090 in Stock (CLF) (Zolmax)
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) SVP David Blake sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.03, for a total value of $69,090.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,375 shares of the company’s stock. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. CLF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) downgraded shares of Cliffs Natural Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday.