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

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on CLD shares. Clarkson Capital downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, FBR & Co raised their target price on 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 assigned a hold rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.28.

The firm’s market cap is $198.85 million. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $2.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $2.11.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.31) by $0.79. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.87) earnings per share. 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% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.53) EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of CLD. Morgan Stanley increased 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 last quarter. 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 period. 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 period. 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 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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