Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) Director Eric M. Rychel acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.70 per share, with a total value of $48,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 24,845 shares in the company, valued at approximately $240,996.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs stock traded up $0.03 during trading on Thursday, hitting $10.00. 1,591,896 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,809,198. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.69 and a beta of 1.78. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc has a 1-year low of $7.40 and a 1-year high of $13.10. The company has a current ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.97.

Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The mining company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $157.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $116.91 million. Cleveland-Cliffs had a return on equity of 786.91% and a net margin of 51.54%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.08) EPS. Research analysts anticipate that Cleveland-Cliffs Inc will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Cleveland-Cliffs by 14.8% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 30,220,875 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $382,597,000 after buying an additional 3,885,273 shares during the period. Ruffer LLP grew its position in shares of Cleveland-Cliffs by 22.8% during the 4th quarter. Ruffer LLP now owns 19,706,280 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $151,625,000 after buying an additional 3,665,288 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Cleveland-Cliffs by 27.2% during the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 10,901,099 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $83,829,000 after buying an additional 2,332,343 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Cleveland-Cliffs by 10.4% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,199,511 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $71,920,000 after purchasing an additional 675,626 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Cleveland-Cliffs by 16.5% in the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 5,370,304 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $41,298,000 after purchasing an additional 760,768 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 75.58% of the company’s stock.

CLF has been the subject of several recent research reports. TheStreet raised Cleveland-Cliffs from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their price objective on Cleveland-Cliffs from $11.50 to $13.75 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 8th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Cleveland-Cliffs to $13.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cleveland-Cliffs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, April 1st. Finally, B. Riley boosted their price objective on Cleveland-Cliffs from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.50.

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Cleveland-Cliffs Company Profile

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc operates as an iron ore mining company in the United States. The company operates four iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota. It sells its products to integrated steel companies and steel producers in the United States and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc in August 2017.

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