News articles about Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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. Arch Coal earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.7357564604839 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Shares of Arch Coal traded down $0.46, reaching $77.74, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,823 shares, compared to its average volume of 306,514. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion, a PE ratio of 6.84 and a beta of 0.03. Arch Coal has a 52-week low of $62.55 and a 52-week high of $102.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 2.89 and a quick ratio of 2.41.
Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The energy company reported $2.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.30 by ($1.35). The firm had revenue of $575.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $594.04 million. Arch Coal had a return on equity of 39.10% and a net margin of 10.73%. The business’s revenue was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.55 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Arch Coal will post 8.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 31st were paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 30th. Arch Coal’s dividend payout ratio is presently 14.08%.
A number of analysts have recently commented on ARCH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Arch Coal from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. ValuEngine cut Arch Coal from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 16th. B. Riley cut their price objective on Arch Coal from $115.00 to $97.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 27th. MKM Partners set a $106.00 price objective on Arch Coal and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 6th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities set a $112.00 price objective on Arch Coal and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Arch Coal has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $102.89.
About Arch Coal
Arch Coal, Inc produces and sells thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 9 active mines located in Wyoming, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Colorado, and Illinois. It also owned or controlled, primarily through long-term leases, approximately 28,292 acres of coal land in Ohio; 1,060 acres of coal land in Maryland; 10,108 acres of coal land in Virginia; 359,160 acres of coal land in West Virginia; 98,488 acres of coal land in Wyoming; 267,857 acres of coal land in Illinois; 34,446 acres of coal land in Kentucky; 9,840 acres of coal land in Montana; 21,802 acres of coal land in New Mexico; 358 acres of coal land in Pennsylvania; and 20,165 acres of coal land in Colorado, as well as owned or controlled through long-term leases smaller parcels of property in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, Utah, and Texas.
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