Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) shares traded 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 trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.75.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. FBR & Co upped their price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $1.25 to $1.75 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Clarkson Capital downgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.28.

The company’s market capitalization is $205.93 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $2.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.04.

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

Several institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in CLD. 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 worth $1,120,000 after buying an additional 72,884 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP raised 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 worth $1,560,000 after buying an additional 191,285 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised 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 worth $1,980,000 after buying an additional 271,119 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised 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 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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