Comparing Rock Energy Resources (OTCMKTS:RCKE) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF)

Rock Energy Resources (OTCMKTS:RCKEGet Rating) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLFGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Rock Energy Resources and Cleveland-Cliffs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rock Energy Resources N/A N/A N/A
Cleveland-Cliffs 16.77% 78.74% 21.35%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Rock Energy Resources and Cleveland-Cliffs, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rock Energy Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cleveland-Cliffs 0 2 5 0 2.71

Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus price target of $28.17, suggesting a potential upside of 80.32%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cleveland-Cliffs is more favorable than Rock Energy Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rock Energy Resources and Cleveland-Cliffs’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rock Energy Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cleveland-Cliffs $20.44 billion 0.40 $2.99 billion $6.85 2.28

Cleveland-Cliffs has higher revenue and earnings than Rock Energy Resources.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.7% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by institutional investors. 88.0% of Rock Energy Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Cleveland-Cliffs beats Rock Energy Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rock Energy Resources

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Rock Energy Resources, Inc., through its subsidiary, engages in the development of gold and associated mineral assets. It holds interests in the Red Arrow mine. The company was founded on April 16, 2004 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

About Cleveland-Cliffs

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Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mining through iron making, steelmaking, rolling, finishing and downstream with hot and cold stamping of steel parts and components. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in August 2017. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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