Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) in a research note released on Tuesday. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the mining company’s stock.

A number of other analysts have also issued reports on CLD. B. Riley reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Cloud Peak Energy has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.29.

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) opened at $5.23 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $386.98, a P/E ratio of 174.39 and a beta of 1.61. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12-month low of $2.78 and a 12-month high of $6.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 2.14.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $254.82 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.06 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.38 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CLD. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 313.8% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 549,966 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,942,000 after buying an additional 417,068 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 138.3% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 144,888 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $511,000 after buying an additional 84,079 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 30.3% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 810,982 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $2,863,000 after buying an additional 188,589 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 20.9% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 127,025 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $448,000 after buying an additional 21,921 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 55.5% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 38,175 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 13,620 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.25% of the company’s stock.

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About Cloud Peak Energy

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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