Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD)’s share price rose 2.5% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64, with a volume of 452,668 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.55.

CLD has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. FBR & Co downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $1.50 to $1.25 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.28.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $3.00 and a 200-day moving average of $2.23. The firm’s market cap is $222.45 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.31) by $0.79. The business had revenue of $174.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $171.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.87) EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.44) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 27.8% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 929,909 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,935,000 after buying an additional 202,029 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its position 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. Finally, 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 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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