Press coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the mining company an impact score of 46.1972811633587 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CLD shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 target price on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 target price (down from $6.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cloud Peak Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.41.

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) opened at 3.17 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is $238.17 million. Cloud Peak Energy has a 1-year low of $2.90 and a 1-year high of $8.03. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $3.49 and its 200-day moving average is $4.16.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The mining company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04). Cloud Peak Energy had a negative net margin of 0.47% and a positive return on equity of 0.54%. The company had revenue of $229.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.94 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.45) EPS for the current year.

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About Cloud Peak Energy

Cloud Peak Energy Inc is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River Basin (PRB). In the PRB, the Company owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. Its segments include Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities.

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