Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) shares were down 4.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.42 and last traded at $3.46, with a volume of 697,472 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.61.

Several research analysts recently commented on CLD shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Clarkson Capital cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 18th. Finally, FBR & Co increased their target price 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 given a hold rating to the company. Cloud Peak Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.28.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $2.70 and a 200-day moving average of $2.11. The stock’s market cap is $194.72 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.79. The firm had revenue of $174.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $171.57 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.87) EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.53) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Russell Frank Co raised its stake 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 valued at $2,761,000 after buying an additional 378,419 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake 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 valued at $1,980,000 after buying an additional 271,119 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake 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 valued at $1,560,000 after buying an additional 191,285 shares in 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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