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Downgrade Alert for Walter Energy (WLT)
[January 10, 2013]

Downgrade Alert for Walter Energy (WLT)

Jan 10, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) Upgrades/Downgrades via COMTEX) -- Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) was downgraded from Outperform to Sector Perform at Iberia today. The stock closed yesterday at $38.79 on volume of 3.2 million shares, below average daily volume of 3.5 million. Walter Energy, Inc. mines coal. The Company produces metallurgical and steam and industrial coal,, manufactures blast furnace, foundry, industrial and buckwheat coke, and produces light oil, coal tar, and ammonium sulfate. Walter Energy also degasifies coalbeds and sells the gas to a utility.

There is potential upside of 4.2% for shares of Walter Energy based on a current price of $38.79 and an average consensus analyst price target of $40.42. The stock should find resistance at its 200-day moving average (MA) of $42.22, as well as support at its 50-day MA of $33.79.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Walter Energy have traded between a low of $28.01 and a high of $76.95 and closed yesterday at $38.79, which is 38% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.2% while the 200-day MA has slid 0.8%.

SmarTrend is monitoring the recent change of momentum in Walter Energy. Please refer to our Company Overview for the results of our proprietary technical indicators that have been scanning shares of Walter Energy in search of a potential trend change.

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