Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.12

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News stories about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.7791078741169 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on CLD shares. ValuEngine upgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group set a $3.00 price target on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on Cloud Peak Energy from $4.00 to $3.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, B. Riley lowered their price target on Cloud Peak Energy from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cloud Peak Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.60.

NYSE:CLD traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $2.34. The company had a trading volume of 275,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 794,164. Cloud Peak Energy has a one year low of $2.22 and a one year high of $5.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $178.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.44 and a beta of 1.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 1.29.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The mining company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by ($0.25). Cloud Peak Energy had a negative net margin of 1.94% and a negative return on equity of 4.68%. The company had revenue of $205.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $230.72 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.09) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Cloud Peak Energy

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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