Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD)’s share price was down 2.1% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $3.62 and last traded at $3.67, with a volume of 953,633 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.75.

A number of equities analysts have commented on CLD shares. Clarkson Capital lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, FBR & Co boosted their price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $1.25 to $1.75 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.28.

The firm’s market capitalization is $205.93 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $2.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.03.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.79. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.87) EPS. The business had revenue of $174.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.57 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.63) earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have made changes to their positions 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 valued at $1,120,000 after buying an additional 72,884 shares during the period. 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 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 worth $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 worth $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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