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Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) decreased 0.15% to close at $13.26 GGB traded 6.05 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $1.08. Gerdau S.A. (Gerdau) is a producer of long rolled steel. Gerdau operates steel mills that produce steel by direct iron-ore reduction (NYSE:DRI) in blast furnaces and in electric arc furnaces (NYSE:EAF). In Brazil it operates four integrated steel mills, including its mill, Ouro Branco unit, an integrated steel mill located in the state of Minas Gerais. The Company has a total of 59 steel producing units globally, including joint ventures and associate companies. The joint ventures include a unit located in the United States for the production of flat rolled steel and another unit in India. The associate companies are Aceros Corsa S.A. de C.V. (Aceros Corsa) in Mexico, Corporacion Centroamericana del Acero S.A. (Corporacion Centroamericana del Acero) in Guatemala and Industrias Nacionales (INCA) in the Dominican Republic.

Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE: TIE) decreased 0.20% to close at 20.34 TIE traded 2.35 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $0.23. Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) is a producer of titanium melted and mill products. The Company has titanium production facilities in the United States and Europe. The Company's products include titanium sponge, the basic form of titanium metal used in titanium products; melted products (ingot, electrode and slab), the result of melting titanium sponge and titanium scrap, either alone or with various alloys; mill products that are forged and rolled from ingot or slab, including long products (billet and bar), flat products (plate, sheet and strip) and pipe, and fabrications (spools, pipe fittings, manifolds and vessels) that are cut, formed, welded and assembled from titanium mill products.

Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE:USA) (NYSE: SLW) decreased 0.50% to close at $27.70 SLW traded 6.76 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $0.53. Silver Wheaton Corp. (Silver Wheaton) is a mining company, which generates its revenue primarily from the sale of silver. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had entered into 13 long-term silver purchase agreements and two long-term precious metal purchase agreements. The Company has nine business segments: the silver produced by the Luismin, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Penasquito, Cozamin, Barrick and Other mines, the silver and gold produced by the Minto mine and corporate operations. Its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries include Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd. and Silverstone Resources (Barbados) Corp. The Luismin operations consist of the San Dimas mine, the Los Filos mine and the San Martin mine.


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