Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) traded up 7.3% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $3.56 and last traded at $3.55, with a volume of 1,859,274 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.31.

CLD has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. FBR & Co cut shares of 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 research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Clarkson Capital cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.28.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $2.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.02. The stock’s market capitalization is $209.47 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.31) by $0.79. The company earned $174.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.57 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 28.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.87) EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.85) earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of 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 during the period. 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 during the period. 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 during the period. 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 during the period. Finally, Boston Partners raised 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 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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