Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) was down 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 changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.75.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on CLD shares. Clarkson Capital raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $26.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Monday, March 28th. 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. Finally, 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 report on Friday, April 29th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.87.

The firm’s market capitalization is $151.36 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $2.17 and a 200 day moving average of $1.93.

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

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in CLD. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,560,000 after buying an additional 191,285 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised 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 valued at $1,120,000 after buying an additional 72,884 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its position 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 valued at $7,681,000 after buying an additional 316,378 shares during 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 valued at $1,980,000 after buying an additional 271,119 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 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 valued at $2,761,000 after buying an additional 378,419 shares during 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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