Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) fell 3.9% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $3.40 and last traded at $3.49, with a volume of 329,992 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.63.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CLD. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. FBR & Co upped their price objective 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.28.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $2.87 and its 200 day moving average is $2.18. The company’s market capitalization is $208.88 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.31) by $0.79. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.87) EPS. The firm earned $174.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.57 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.22) earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of 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 in the last quarter. 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 in 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 in 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 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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