Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the mining company an impact score of 45.4317105453818 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) opened at $4.83 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 1.61. The firm has a market cap of $362.93, a PE ratio of 161.05 and a beta of 1.61. Cloud Peak Energy has a 52 week low of $2.78 and a 52 week high of $6.30.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share. Cloud Peak Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.39 EPS for the current year.

CLD has been the topic of a number of research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, January 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.14.

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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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