Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) fell 1.8% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $2.66 and last traded at $2.70, with a volume of 538,531 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.75.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CLD. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Clarkson Capital lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 18th. Finally, FBR & Co lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $1.50 to $1.25 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.87.

The firm’s market capitalization is $158.40 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $2.16 and a 200 day moving average of $1.93.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The mining company reported ($0.53) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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. Cloud Peak Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down 42.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.05) EPS. Analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.91) EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CLD. Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its position in shares of 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. Oxford Asset Management raised its position in shares of 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. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in shares of 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. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of 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.

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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