Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) traded up 5.6% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $2.67 and last traded at $2.65, with a volume of 1,295,961 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.51.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. FBR & Co cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $1.50 to $1.25 in a research note on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Clarkson Capital cut Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.93.

The stock’s market capitalization is $155.46 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $2.24 and a 200 day moving average of $1.95.

Several large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in CLD. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,120,000 after buying an additional 72,884 shares during the last quarter. 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 during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,980,000 after buying an additional 271,119 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co boosted its stake 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 valued at $2,761,000 after buying an additional 378,419 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners boosted its stake 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 valued at $7,681,000 after buying an additional 316,378 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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