Walter Energy's (WLT +7.3) refusal to comment on rumors of BHP's interest in an acquisition...

|About: Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT)|By:, SA News Editor

Walter Energy's (WLT +7.3) refusal to comment on rumors of BHP's interest in an acquisition keeps shares moving higher, perhaps suggesting more than idle chatter. Also, another analyst sees the coal industry improving in 2013. The two developments are propping up the sector (KOL +0.5): JRCC +7.6%, OXF +4.2%, ANR +3.4%, ACI +2%, BTU +0.9%.