Equities analysts expect Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) to announce $247.63 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Cloud Peak Energy’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $255.70 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $232.20 million. Cloud Peak Energy posted sales of $227.93 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.6%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy will report full-year sales of $247.63 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $906.32 million to $949.20 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $979.42 million per share, with estimates ranging from $939.20 million to $1.01 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Cloud Peak Energy.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $249.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $254.82 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment 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. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.11.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 27.9% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,581,492 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,403,000 after buying an additional 782,138 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 74.9% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 580,507 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $2,658,000 after buying an additional 248,618 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 17.3% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,399,249 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $20,148,000 after buying an additional 647,650 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 92.9% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 433,638 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,986,000 after buying an additional 208,804 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Cloud Peak Energy in the 1st quarter valued at about $112,000. Institutional investors own 79.46% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $4.18. 751,289 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,120,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Cloud Peak Energy has a 52-week low of $2.78 and a 52-week high of $6.54. The company has a market cap of $314.09, a PE ratio of 52.88 and a beta of 1.60.

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Cloud Peak Energy Company Profile

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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