A maker of carbon and graphite products, GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) released that operating cash flow will probably be at the low end of its outlook for the first half of the year, due to factors including weak demand in the energy sector. GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) hit high price of $5.03 to close at $5.01 by slightly down -0.20% with session volume was recorded 2.28 Million. As concerns of stock price volatility, it was 1.14% for a week and 0.60% for a month.
Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) dropped in previous session as X2 Resources, the private-equity firm founded by former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis, is in talks to buy Rio Tinto’s (RTPPF.PK,RIO.L,RIO,RTNTF.PK) controlling stake in three Australian coal mines, according to reports quoting two people familiar with the matter. According to the reports, the negotiations are at an early stage and any deal, which may fetch $2 billion to $4 billion, could take two months to finalize. The Rio mines in New South Wales have positive cash flow, despite the current coal-price slump. Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) collapsed -1.87% to close the session at $42.04 having average volume of 2425.10. The stock held beta value of 1.90, while return on equity ratio was 21.90%.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) and AT&T Inc. (T) chosen to further extend the “Termination Date” of the Merger accord for a short period of time to facilitate obtaining final regulatory authorization required to close the merger. AT&T antiquates that the merger will be consummated shortly. AT&T decided in mid-May 2014 to purchase DirecTV for $95 a share in a cash and stock deal valued at about $48.5 billion. AT&T offered DirecTV shareholders $28.50 in cash and $66.50 in AT&T stock for every DirecTV share held by them.While, DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) closed at $92.83 with decreases of -0.92% in last trading session. The firm has annual sales growth for the past five year of 9.10%. While past twelve months price to sales ratio recorded as 1.40 and price to cash ratio remained 10.93.