Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the mining company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price indicates a potential upside of 31.83% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.29.

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) traded down $0.24 on Tuesday, hitting $5.31. The stock had a trading volume of 1,319,955 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,463,350. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12 month low of $2.78 and a 12 month high of $6.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $409.52, a P/E ratio of 531.00 and a beta of 1.60.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $254.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.06 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.39 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 7.7% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,547,510 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $20,304,000 after purchasing an additional 396,604 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 21.0% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 4,592,000 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,210,000 after purchasing an additional 796,400 shares in the last quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 3.9% in the third quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 4,436,525 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,239,000 after purchasing an additional 167,978 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 10.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,944,464 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $13,923,000 after purchasing an additional 362,972 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 47.7% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,832,085 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $10,367,000 after purchasing an additional 915,266 shares in the last quarter. 79.25% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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