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Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, Stock Ratings News reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.57.

CLD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Cowen and Company cut their price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $24.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy from $26.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 16th.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) traded up 0.39% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $15.38. 33,979 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Cloud Peak Energy has a 1-year low of $14.25 and a 1-year high of $22.43. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.93 and a 200-day moving average of $18.5. The company has a market cap of $930.6 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 66.03.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $320.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $333.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.02) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post $0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) is a holding company that manages its wholly owned subsidiary Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC (CPE Resources).

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