Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (NYSE:TC)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

Thompson Creek Metals mines, mills, processes, and markets molybdenum products in Canada and the United States.

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Player Avatar blindsquirrel2 (< 20) Submitted: 8/6/2010 2:49:45 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.72 TC Score: -148.27

Thompson Creek is one of the largest miners of Molybdenum, a refractory metallic element used principally as an alloying agent in steel, cast iron, and superalloys to enhance hardenability, strength, toughness, and wear and corrosion resistance. The versatility of molybdenum in enhancing a variety of alloy properties has ensured it a significant role in contemporary industrial technology, which increasingly requires materials that are serviceable under high stress, expanded temperature ranges, and highly corrosive environments. Moreover, molybdenum finds significant usage as a refractory metal in numerous chemical applications, including catalysts, lubricants, and pigments. Few of molybdenum's uses have acceptable substitutions.

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