Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the mining company an impact score of 46.172164370975 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE CLD) opened at $4.18 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12-month low of $2.78 and a 12-month high of $6.54. The firm has a market cap of $314.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.88 and a beta of 1.60.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The mining company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $249.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $254.82 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.39 earnings per share for the current year.

CLD has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus set a $6.00 price objective on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. TheStreet upgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.11.

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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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