3.49% Jul 30, 11:49 AM
$0.60 Paid Quarterly
NM EPS -$0.31
No Payout Increase Last Year
14 days Aug 13, 2014

CLF - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date Aug 13

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.1500 2014-07-28 2014-08-13 2014-08-15 2014-09-02 Regular
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CLF - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 3.49%

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CLF - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $0.60

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CLF - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for CLF. 5.7% -72.2% No Payout Increase Last Year
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CLF - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For No Payout Increase Last Year

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.6000 2013 -72.2%
$2.1550 2012 156.5%

CLF - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For No Payout Increase Last Year

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1500 2014-07-28 2014-08-13 2014-08-15 2014-09-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2014-05-12 2014-05-21 2014-05-23 2014-06-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2014-02-11 2014-02-19 2014-02-21 2014-03-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2013-11-12 2013-11-20 2013-11-22 2013-12-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2013-07-09 2013-08-13 2013-08-15 2013-09-03 Yes Regular Quarter

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) - News

  • After the bell on Thursday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings...
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  • Wells Fargo Initiates Coverage on Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

    Wells Fargo reported on Wednesday that it has started coverage on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) . The firm has initiated coverage on CLF with a "Market Perform" rating and a valuation range of $20-$24. Analysts believe that CLF's stock price reflects the company's challenges. Cliffs Natural Resources shares were mostly flat during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is down 41% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) have a 2.67% yield based on Wednesday morning's price of $22.43. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • FBR Capital Markets Lowers Rating on Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

    FBR Capital Markets announced on Thursday that it has cut its rating on mining company Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) . The firm has downgraded CLF from "Outperform" to "Market Perform." The downgrade is due to a valuation call, as the stock is up 51% in the past two months. Cliffs Natural Resources shares were down 52 cents, or 2.20%, during pre-market trading Thursday. The stock is down 39% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) have a 2.54% yield based on Wednesday's closing price of $23.64. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Cliff Natural Resources Strikes Deal With Labor Union (CLF)

    After a year of falling iron ore prices, Cliff Natural Resources Inc (CLF) seems to have caught a break this morning; share prices rose after a tentative deal was struck with a major Canadian mining union. The Cleveland-based mining company has slowed or cut production in both US and Canadian mines through out the year in an effort to keep the business afloat during the prolonged period of poor iron ore pricing. This deal with the Canadian union could mean the continuation of a number of key projects. In an effort to cut costs, the company has slashed it's quarterly dividend and sold off a number of non-essential assets over the last 12 months. Cliff Natural Resources shares were up 43 cents, or 2.09%, at the end of trading Monday. The stock is down 47% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Cliff Natural Resources Inc (CLF)  have a 2.86% yield, based on Friday's closing price of $21. Cliff Natural Resources Inc (CLF)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Cliffs Beats Earnings, Stock Soars (CLF)

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) released its second quarter earnings after market close Thursday. Though the company has had a tough time meeting the Street's estimates in recent quarters, the company was able to blow away analysts' expectations. The company reported EPS of 82 cents and revenues of $1.5 billion versus the predicted EPS of 73 cents and revenues of $1.43 billion. The firm noted that $110 million in debts were paid down over the quarter as well as a number of steps taken to lower costs. The report closed off with upbeat guidance, sending shares soaring more than 4.5% in after-hours trading. Cliffs Natural Resources was up 8 cents, or 0.44%, at Thursday's close. The stock is currently more than 60% away from its 52-week highs. The Bottom Line Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) are currently yielding 3.26% based on Thursday's closing price of $18.38. Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Cliffs Natural Resources Upgraded to "Buy" at BB&T Capital (CLF)

    BB&T Capital analysts upgraded Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) on Wednesday following news that the company's CEO plans to retire. The analysts think that all strategy options will now be on the table, which could help boost shareholder value. The analysts upgraded CLF from "Hold" to "Buy" and see shares reaching $22. This price target suggests a 34% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $16.39. Cliffs Natural Resources shares were up $1.02, or 6.22%, during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 57.77% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) have a dividend yield of 3.66% based on last night's closing price of $16.39 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 60 cents per share. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Goldman Sachs Lowers Estimates on Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

    On Wednesday Goldman Sachs reported that it has lowered its price target on natural resources company, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) . The firm has reiterated a "Neutral" rating on CLF, and has cut the company's price target from $21 to $16. This price target suggests that the stock will remain flat at its current price of $16.17. Analysts have also lowered estimates for the third and fourth quarters. Estimates have been reduced from $1.05 to 69 cents and 90 cents to 72 cents respectively. An analyst from the firm noted, "we remain concerned about Cliff's long-term earnings potential based on our expectations for $80-$90 per tonne iron ore starting in 2015, particularly for its Canadian and Australian operations. Although it plans to lower costs at Bloom Lake, we believe getting to its targeted $65 per tonne cost from around $90 currently will be a tough path, even if it decides to mothball its Phase II expansion." "We believe that CLF will need to make some tough decisions to sort out its portfolio of assets, and will most likely return to being a US iron ore company where is has the lowest cost and a stable captive market." Cliffs Natural Resources shares were down 49 cents, or 2.95%, during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is down 58% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) have a 3.71% yield based on Wednesday morning's price of $16.17. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Cliffs Natural Resources Downgraded at BofA/Merrill Lynch (CLF)

    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch reported on Wednesday that it has downgraded mining company, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) . The firm has lowered its rating on CLF from "Neutral" to "Underperform," and has given the company a $16 price target. This price target suggests a -14% decline from the stock's current price of $18.59. Analysts have downgraded CLF due to it being leveraged to lower met coal prices. Cliffs Natural Resources shares were down 35 cents, or -1.88% during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock is down -52% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) have a 3.23% yield, based on Tuesday's closing price of $18.59. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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