Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) traded down 5.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $2.16 and last traded at $2.17, with a volume of 333,612 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $2.29.

Several research firms have recently commented on CLD. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. FBR & Co cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $1.50 to $1.25 in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Clarkson Capital raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $26.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.87.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $2.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $1.91. The firm’s market capitalization is $127.31 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The mining company reported ($0.53) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.15) by $0.38. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.05) earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $181.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $207.08 million. Cloud Peak Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down 42.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.91) earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Boston Partners boosted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,692,741 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $7,681,000 after buying an additional 316,378 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 38.8% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 1,353,573 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $2,761,000 after buying an additional 378,419 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 39.8% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 951,943 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,980,000 after buying an additional 271,119 shares in the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management boosted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 435.2% in the fourth quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 834,756 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,689,000 after buying an additional 678,796 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 34.2% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 750,167 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,560,000 after buying an additional 191,285 shares in the last quarter.

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

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