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Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst RN reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.57.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CLD shares. 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) opened at 15.71 on Tuesday. Cloud Peak Energy has a 52-week low of $14.25 and a 52-week high of $22.43. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.79 and a 200-day moving average of $18.49. The company has a market cap of $950.5 million and a P/E ratio of 66.47.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its 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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