Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) in the last few weeks:

  • 11/20/2017 – Arch Coal was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Arch Coal, Inc. is a natural resource company. It produces metallurgical and thermal coal, used to manufacture steel and generate electricity. The company operates primarily in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, Utah and Texas. Arch Coal, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. “
  • 11/14/2017 – Arch Coal was given a new $95.00 price target on by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/1/2017 – Arch Coal had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley.
  • 10/31/2017 – Arch Coal had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co.
  • 10/19/2017 – Arch Coal had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.
  • 10/13/2017 – Arch Coal was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Arch Coal, Inc. is a natural resource company. It produces metallurgical and thermal coal, used to manufacture steel and generate electricity. The company operates primarily in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, Utah and Texas. Arch Coal, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. “
  • 10/13/2017 – Arch Coal had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/11/2017 – Arch Coal was given a new $96.00 price target on by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/29/2017 – Arch Coal was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Arch Coal, Inc. is a natural resource company. It produces metallurgical and thermal coal, used to manufacture steel and generate electricity. The company operates primarily in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, Utah and Texas. Arch Coal, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. “

Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE ARCH) traded up $0.75 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $79.54. The company had a trading volume of 340,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 436,700. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 2.40 and a current ratio of 2.79. Arch Coal, Inc. has a one year low of $60.13 and a one year high of $86.35.

Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The energy company reported $2.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.96. The business had revenue of $613.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $550.35 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.43) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Arch Coal, Inc. will post 9.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.76%.

Arch Coal, Inc is a coal producer. The Company is engaged in the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. The Company operates mining complexes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado.

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