Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MolyCorp Planning to Double Product To Meet Global Demand (MCP)

Looks like we had a late PR out on MolyCorp stating they are going to double its planned production to meet global demand. Considering the stock was up double digit % yesterday and she is approaching 60$ a double in share value is just under a month. Watch REE and REMX the rare earth ETF tomorrow for some shenanigans.
(Bloomberg writes) Molycorp Inc., owner of the world’s largest rare-earth deposit outside of China, may double its planned production to help meet global demand after China cut export quotas.
The Greenwood Village, Colorado-based company’s board asked its management to take a
“very hard” look at raising 2012 output to 40,000 tons from 20,000 tons, Chief Executive OfficerMark Smith said yesterday in an interview on Bloomberg Radio. Production will be 3,000 to 5,000 tons this year, he said.
“We will be making some presentations in the first quarter to our board of directors on the economics involved of doubling production,” Smith said.
The world excluding China will require 55,000 to 60,000 tons of rare-earth metals this year and China will export 23,000 to 24,000 tons, Smith said. China, which accounts for more than 90 percent of global supplies, cut first-half rare-earth export quotas by 35 percent last month after a 72 percent in the second half of 2010.

Molycorp climbed 15 percent to $57.50 as of 4:15 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading, leading gains in the Bloomberg Rare Earth Mineral Resources Index of 13 rare earth companies that have a mineral resource definition compliant with international standards.
The stock has gained more than fourfold since the company raised $394 million in an initial public offering in July to help fund the restart of its Mountain Pass mine in California."