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Dec. 6, 2012, 9:18 AMInvestors seem to take seriously the latest takeover chatter surrounding Walter Energy (WLT), sending shares +7.5% premarket as vague rumors circulate that bidders could emerge. BHP Billiton (BHP) is said to be interested again; Glencore (GLCNF.PK) could be another candidate; Anglo American has been mentioned in the past. Other coal names are up: ANR +1.9%, CNX +1.6%, ACI +1.3%, BTU +0.8%. | 5 Comments
Nov. 30, 2012, 2:15 PMWalter 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%. | 2 Comments
Jun. 1, 2011, 11:29 AMLike West Virginia's Supreme Court, a Delaware judge rejected an investor request to block Massey Energy's (MEE +0.4%) $7.1B sale to Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), saying shareholders should make the call on the deal - and they are expected to approve it today, with the hurdles cleared. Institutional investors tried to block the sale alleging that Massey was trying to escape liability for the Upper Big Branch collapse. | 3 Comments
May 31, 2011, 12:14 PM
May 31, 2011, 6:05 AMA group of Massey (MEE) shareholders are trying to halt the company's sale to Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), turning to an appeals court to block the $7.1B deal. The shareholders argue Massey's management only approved the sale to escape personal liability for the April 2010 blast that killed 29 workers. | 1 Comment
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Alpha Natural Resources Inc along with its subsidiaries is engaged in extracting, processing and marketing steam and metallurgical coal from surface and deep mines, and sells it to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers.
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