Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) shares traded up 1.7% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $3.68 and last traded at $3.60, with a volume of 332,369 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.54.

CLD has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 29th. FBR & Co lifted their price target on 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 Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.28.

The stock’s market cap is $213.01 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $2.61 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.09.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.79. The firm had revenue of $174.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.57 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.87) EPS. Analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.53) EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CLD. 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. 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. 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. Finally, 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.

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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