KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 24,552 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $112,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Point View Wealth Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 9.1% in the first quarter. Point View Wealth Management Inc. now owns 26,611 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 2,219 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 33,280 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 2,270 shares during the last quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 6.5% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 73,739 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $338,000 after buying an additional 4,508 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 23.5% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 30,500 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP raised its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 23.2% in the first quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 32,856 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 6,197 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 82.03% of the company’s stock.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) traded down 0.97% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.06. 206,785 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.08. The firm’s market cap is $229.90 million. Cloud Peak Energy Inc has a 12-month low of $2.91 and a 12-month high of $8.04.

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

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Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 target price (down from $6.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.41.

Cloud Peak Energy Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)

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