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

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. FBR & Co cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $1.50 to $1.25 in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Clarkson Capital cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cloud Peak Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.87.

The firm’s market cap is $121.44 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $2.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.91.

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

Other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Cloud Peak Energy by 15.7% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 538,526 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,120,000 after buying an additional 72,884 shares during the period. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in Cloud Peak Energy by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 676,061 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,406,000 after buying an additional 12,623 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its position 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 during the period. Oxford Asset Management increased its position 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 during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its position 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 during the period.

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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