Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the mining company an impact score of 46.6322210874934 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) opened at 4.22 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $317.05 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $3.70 and a 200 day moving average of $3.52. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12-month low of $2.78 and a 12-month high of $8.04.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $254.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.06 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.44) EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $4.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.38.

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Cloud Peak Energy Company Profile

Cloud Peak Energy Inc is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River Basin (PRB). In the PRB, the Company owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. Its segments include Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities.

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