Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) were up 8.9% during 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 trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.83.

Several analysts have recently commented on CLD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. FBR & Co raised their price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $1.25 to $1.75 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.28.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $3.16 and its 200-day moving average is $2.28. The company’s market capitalization is $247.24 million.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) by 27.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 929,909 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 202,029 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 1.54% of Cloud Peak Energy worth $1,935,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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