Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value increase of 2.27% or 0.19 points in the last trading session to close at $8.57. A total of 7.29 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 11.4 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.64. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) has a market cap of $2.55 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 297.27 Million.

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 2, number of Recs in ABR is 8 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 265. Out of the analyst recommendations 1 rate Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) stock a Buy, 3 rate the stock Outperform, 5 rate Hold, 0 rate Underperform and 0 recommend a Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $8.67 on the stock, this valuation is based on 9 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $12 while the most conventional has $3 target price.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 10.01% which was maintained at 26.4% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock gain 20.87%, bringing six months performance to 42.83%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 35.17% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 18.86% positive outlook.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 12.7%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of -48.7% and a Return on Investment of 5.5%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 19.1%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 9.9% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 14.7%.

However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 6.42. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 30.29. Its beta value stands at 1.65.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.4 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 3.3. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.