Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) shares were up 8.9% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.17 and last traded at $4.17, with a volume of 1,074,372 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.83.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on CLD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 target price for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. FBR & Co raised 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Cloud Peak Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.28.

The stock’s market cap is $241.33 million. The company’s 50 day moving average is $3.27 and its 200-day moving average is $2.34.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The mining company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.79. The company earned $174.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.57 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 28.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.87) EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post ($0.44) EPS for the current year.

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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