Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (ARCH) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.15

News coverage about Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.1603105147218 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ ARCH) traded down 0.681% on Wednesday, reaching $70.705. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 99,145 shares. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A has a 52-week low of $60.13 and a 52-week high of $86.47. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $73.16 and its 200 day moving average price is $73.16. The firm has a market cap of $1.72 billion and a PE ratio of 0.984.

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The energy company reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.92 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $549.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $596.76 million. The business’s revenue was up 30.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Arch Coal, Inc. Class A will post $8.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. This is a boost from Arch Coal, Inc. Class A’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03.

ARCH has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price target on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Clarkson Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, MKM Partners reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price target (up previously from $93.00) on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.00.

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About Arch Coal, Inc. Class A

Arch Coal, Inc is a coal producer. The Company is engaged in the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. The Company operates mining complexes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado.

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