Peabody Energy (BTU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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. Peabody Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the coal producer an impact score of 46.3064437662448 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. FBR & Co increased their target price on shares of Peabody Energy from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peabody Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, December 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Peabody Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Peabody Energy in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $38.00 target price for the company. Finally, MKM Partners reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Peabody Energy in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Peabody Energy has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.11.

Shares of Peabody Energy (NYSE BTU) traded down $0.16 on Tuesday, reaching $39.84. 664,006 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 739,200. The company has a quick ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Peabody Energy has a twelve month low of $22.58 and a twelve month high of $40.15.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The coal producer reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.14. Peabody Energy had a net margin of 4.60% and a return on equity of 19.92%. The business had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.50 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($7.53) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Peabody Energy will post 9.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Peabody Energy Company Profile

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. The Company’s segments include Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. Its Powder River Basin Mining operations consist of its mines in Wyoming.

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