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January 11, 2011 08:25 ET

Research on AK Steel Holding Corp. and Arcelor Mittal -- Steel and Iron Industry Looking Strong, Battling Material Costs

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 11, 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. 

Companies in the Steel and Iron industry have benefitted from a return to demand alongside the economic recovery. That, as well as strong demand for steel from emerging markets and developing countries, bodes well for the industry. 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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However, the industry like all others is faced with their own set of unique challenges. Increased raw material costs have caused some in the industry such as AK Steel Holding Corp. to add surcharges of up to $350 per tonne on some steel products. While these charges do not come into play until next month, it will be interesting to see if it adversely affects the company. Maintenance costs and environmental upgrades to production facilities have also stretched some companies, with a few opting to close plants all together instead of paying to get them upgraded. Investors can register for free to access the research report on AK Steel Holding Corp. at www.stockcall.com/AKS110111.pdf.

With demand increasing, companies like Arcelor Mittal are also looking to mergers and acquisitions to increase their market share. Some have entered into bidding wars for choice assets. Companies are also looking within to improve productivity which in some cases has resulted in spin-offs of divisions into separate companies. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Arcelor Mittal at www.stockcall.com/MT110111.pdf.

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