News coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the mining company an impact score of 44.9879328508302 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

CLD has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, TheStreet raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. 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 assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.29.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) opened at $5.28 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $392.99, a P/E ratio of 176.06 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 current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 1.61.

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

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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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