Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the mining company an impact score of 46.9058965497448 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Cloud Peak Energy traded down $0.06, hitting $3.03, during midday trading on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 22,137 shares, compared to its average volume of 987,311. The stock has a market cap of $237.93 million, a P/E ratio of -7.09 and a beta of 2.02. Cloud Peak Energy has a 52 week low of $3.14 and a 52 week high of $3.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 2.22 and a quick ratio of 1.63.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The mining company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $216.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $230.40 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a negative return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 0.63%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.30) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.27 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on CLD. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. B. Riley lowered their price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $4.00 to $3.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Jefferies Group set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 9th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.40.

About Cloud Peak Energy

Cloud Peak Energy Inc produces coal in the Powder River Basin and the United States. The company operates through Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. It owns and operates three surface coal mines comprising the Antelope Mine and the Cordero Rojo Mine located in Wyoming; and the Spring Creek Mine located in Montana.

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