Vale is Among the Companies in the Steel Industry with the Best Relative Performance (VALE, MTL, STLD, GGB, MT)

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Dec 06, 2012 (Fast Lane via COMTEX) -- We looked at the Steel industry and measured relative performance to find the top stocks. Relative outperformance is a bullish sign of underlying fundamental and technical strength. We look at yesterday's price action of all companies in this peer group.

Vale (NASDAQ:VALE) ranks first with a gain of 3.43%; Mechel (NYSE:MTL) ranks second with a gain of 3.42%; and Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) ranks third with a gain of 2.45%.

Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) follows with a gain of 2.40% and ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) rounds out the top five with a gain of 2.37%.Vale SA produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.

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