AK Steel slumps nearly 10% in early trade following weak guidance

|About: AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)|By:, SA News Editor

AK Steel (AKS -9.6%) plunges in early trading after issuing disappointing Q3 guidance which included a projected 5%-6% decline in shipments.

Further problems were outlined at the Middletown blast furnace in Ohio, where a loss of $0.09/share is foreseen due to the previously disclosed unplanned outage.

Shares had surged by nearly a third since the start of the month, so they seem primed for a fall, Cowen analysts say.

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