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Earnings on Tap: ArcelorMittal

The investor community is assuming the worst for ArcelorMittal amid heightened economic fears.


Global steel giant  ArcelorMittal (MT) is set to report third-quarter earnings Wednesday ahead of the bell. Wall Street analysts are expecting earnings of $0.20 per share compared with $0.43 per basic share reported in the year-ago period.

The company became the largest steel producer in 2006 after the merger of Mittal Steel and Arcelor, with about 8% of the world's steelmaking capacity. Supplying one fifth of the global automotive market's steel needs, the company is a strategic partner for many large manufacturers, reaffirming its importance in the global steel market.

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