Press coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a news sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the mining company an impact score of 46.6254173424695 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several research firms recently issued reports on CLD. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price objective on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. BidaskClub lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cloud Peak Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.29.
Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The mining company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $229.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.94 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 0.47%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.48 earnings per share.
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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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