United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) declined 0.04% to $23.71. The Company released fourth quarter and year end results. The net loss was $124 million or $0.86 per diluted share in 2012 versus net loss of $53 million or $0.37 per diluted share in 2011. The net loss was $50 million or $0.35 per diluted share compared to net loss of $211 million or $1.46 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc (NASDAQ: KLIC) slipped 9.96% to $11.57 on a traded volume of 1.54 million shares. The Company posted first quarter net income of $3.60 million or $0.05 per share compared to $8.51 million or $0.11 per share in the prior year period. The analysts expected the company to report first-quarter profit per share of $0.06. Net revenue was $114.04 million compared to $120.02 million last year. Analysts expected revenue of $107.24 million for the quarter. The Company expects net revenue in the second quarter to be approximately $90 million to $100 million. Analysts expect the company to report second-quarter revenue of $126.97 million.
POSCO (ADR) (NYSE: PKX) increased 0.87% to $82.79 on a traded volume of 48k shares. In the last one year, the stock is down over 13%. The 52-week range for the stock is $71.32 and $95.27.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) escalated 35.37% to $8.19. The stock is up after a successful late-stage study of its kidney-disease drug Zerenex also showed the surprise benefit of significantly reducing the use of costly anemia treatments. The results of Zerenex's Phase 3 trial showed the oral treatment not only was successful in lowering phosphate levels in patients with end-stage kidney disease but that it also reduced the use of intravenous iron by 52%.
Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) moved up 0.62% to $19.47 on a traded volume of 5.53 million shares. Vale has been restated by TheStreet Ratings as a hold with a ratings score of C+.
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) augmented 5.84% to $26.62 on a traded volume of 4.99 million shares. The Company reported fourth quarter net loss of $1.01 billion or $3.78 per share compared to net income of $222.4 million or $0.82 per share in the previous year period. The adjusted loss from continuing operations for the quarter was $295.2 million compared to net income of $237.5 million in the year ago quarter. Analysts expected the company to report earnings of $0.25 per share for the quarter. Revenue for the quarter was $2.02 billion compared to $2.23 billion in the prior year quarter. The analysts had consensus revenue estimate of $1.93 billion for the quarter.
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