Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.79.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 target price on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) opened at $4.30 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market cap of $329.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.75 and a beta of 1.61. Cloud Peak Energy has a 1 year low of $2.78 and a 1 year high of $6.35.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $249.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $254.82 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.39 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CLD. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 7.7% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,547,510 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $20,304,000 after acquiring an additional 396,604 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 4,592,000 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,210,000 after acquiring an additional 796,400 shares during the period. Kopernik Global Investors LLC lifted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 3.9% during the 3rd quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 4,436,525 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,239,000 after acquiring an additional 167,978 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 10.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,944,464 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $13,923,000 after acquiring an additional 362,972 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Cloud Peak Energy by 47.7% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,832,085 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $10,367,000 after acquiring an additional 915,266 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 79.46% of the company’s stock.

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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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