Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) traded up 7.8% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $2.24 and last traded at $2.22, with a volume of 893,300 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.06.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. FBR & Co cut shares of 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 note on Friday, April 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Clarkson Capital cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Five research 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. Cloud Peak Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.87.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $2.02 and a 200-day moving average price of $1.91. The firm’s market cap is $130.24 million.

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

A number of institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its position 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 raised 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 in the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management raised 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP raised 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 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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