Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Share Price

Press coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the mining company an impact score of 47.1907554877995 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy traded down $0.04, reaching $3.05, during trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company had a trading volume of 627,115 shares, compared to its average volume of 680,316. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12 month low of $2.76 and a 12 month high of $5.70. The company has a current ratio of 2.22, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The mining company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by ($0.01). Cloud Peak Energy had a negative return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 0.63%. The firm had revenue of $216.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $230.40 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.30) earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.27 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on CLD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target (down previously from $7.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase lowered Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.40.

Cloud Peak Energy Company Profile

Cloud Peak Energy Inc produces coal in the Powder River Basin and the United States. The company operates through Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. It owns and operates three surface coal mines comprising the Antelope Mine and the Cordero Rojo Mine located in Wyoming; and the Spring Creek Mine located in Montana.

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