Coal, Gold, Silver & Positive Outlooks - Research Report on CONSOL Energy, U.S. Silica Holdings, Cloud Peak Energy, Central Fund

  Coal, Gold, Silver & Positive Outlooks - Research Report on CONSOL Energy,
   U.S. Silica Holdings, Cloud Peak Energy, Central Fund of Canada and PVR
                                   Partners

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting CONSOL
Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX), U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA), Cloud Peak
Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), Central Fund of Canada Limited (NYSEAMEX: CEF) and PVR
Partners LP (NYSE:PVR). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

CONSOL Energy Inc. Research Report

CONSOL Energy announced mid-March that smoke was detected coming out from the
Orndoff shaft at the company's Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Greene County,
Pennsylvania, and that all 121 underground employees were safely evacuated
with no reports of injury. Federal and state authorities with the help of
CONSOL management were able to identify the general location of a fire and is
in the process of being contained and extinguished. Today the mine is
undergoing continuous monitoring of CO and methane levels. Meanwhile, research
from Sterne Agee says the fire would only pose a minimal problem for the
company since mine had higher costs anyway and has increasingly valuable
natural gas operations. The Full Research Report on CONSOL Energy Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/e561_CNX]

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U.S. Silica Holdings Inc Research Report

US Silica announced that one of its major shareholders, Golden Gate Capital
affiliate GGC USS Holdings, has agreed to sell 8.5 million shares of the
company in an underwritten secondary public offering at $22 apiece. In
addition, GGC USS granted the issue's underwriters a 30-day option to buy an
additional 1.275 million shares. With the sale, US Silica currently has 52.8
million shares outstanding. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch,
Simmons & Company International, Jefferies LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Meanwhile, US
Silica saw its shares jump 28 percent toward the end of February after
reporting Q4 2012 earnings, posting 42 percent revenue growth at $118.8
million and earnings per share of 41 cents. The Full Research Report on U.S.
Silica Holdings Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/2c82_SLCA]

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Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Research Report

Cloud Peak Energy signed an option agreement with SSA Marine where the company
is allowed to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a year through a planned West
Coast port, the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point in Washington.
Management says the deal will allow it to expand overseas sales amid weak
domestic demand for coal, as the proposed terminal is intended to be capable
of exporting up to 54 million tons of commodities, including 48 million tons
of coal, annually when it opens in 2018. Meanwhile, Cloud Peak also has an
existing separate option agreement to ship 5 million tons of coal annually
through a second Washington port, the Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview.
In other news, the company expects coal shipments in the range of 87 to 93
million tons for 2013 following a dismal Q4 2012 performance, as it has
contracted to sell 89 million tons, with 81 million tons contracted for sale
at $13.40 per ton. The Full Research Report on Cloud Peak Energy Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/cbaa_CLD]

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Central Fund of Canada Limited Research Report

Central Fund of Canada saw its net assets decrease by $115.3 million during
the three months ended January 31, 2013 primarily as a result of decreases in
the prices of gold and silver during the period of 3.2 percent and 0.8
percent, respectively. Meanwhile, administration fees increased to $2.4
million, up from $2.3 million for the comparative period in 2012 as a direct
result of the higher level of average net assets under administration.
Safekeeping fees increased to $1.6 million from $1.5 million during the
comparative period in 2012. Expenses as a percentage of average month-end net
assets for the period and 2012 remained unchanged at 0.08 percent. For the
twelve month period ended January 31, 2013, the expense ratio was 0.31 percent
compared to 0.30 percent for the twelve month period ended January 31, 2012.
The Full Research Central Fund of Canada Limited - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/ea77_CEF]

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PVR Partners LP Research Report

PVR Partners saw its shares fall as much as 13 percent last month after
releasing its Q4 earnings report, posting declines in revenue and earnings per
share due to weak coal demand in its Coal and Natural Resource Management
Segment, and low commodity prices in the Midcontinent Midstream Segment.
Revenue fell 6.3 percent to $269.6 million from $287.8 million the same
quarter last year while it posted a loss of 30 cents per share, down from 23
cents year over year. In comparison, analysts wanted to see earnings of 24
cents per share and revenue of $274 million. For 2013, PVR expects maintenance
capital expenditures will be in the range of $14 to $18 million and internal
growth capital will be in the range of $350 to $400 million. The Full Research
Report on PVR Partners LP - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/0b26_PVR]

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