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August 17, 2011 08:30 ET

Research on AK Steel Holding Corp. and Arcelor Mittal - Commodity Costs Dent Steel Makers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Steel & Iron industry and has completed analytical research on AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) and Arcelor Mittal (NYSE: MT). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Higher commodity costs are narrowing margins for several major steel producers. Specifically, rising iron ore prices, a key component to steel production, is weighing on bottom-line. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Steel & Iron industry.

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AK Steel Holding Corp. announced last week that it would be raising base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by $60 a ton. The move should help lessen the impact of higher input costs. Investors can register for free to access the research report on AK Steel Holding Corp. at www.stockcall.com/AKS170811.pdf.

Despite rising commodity costs, there do appear to be growth opportunities out there. Steel manufacturers with strong ties to China will be well worth tracking for investors. Arcelor Mittal recently sold its 12% stake in an auto sheet joint venture so that it may focus more on another joint venture with Hunan Valin Group, a Chinese steelmaker. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Arcelor Mittal at www.stockcall.com/MT170811.pdf.

Moving forward, higher commodity costs will likely continue to pressure margins for the remainder of 2011. Rebounding demand out of a few markets and regions could more than offset commodity related losses and facilitate growth though. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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