Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the mining company an impact score of 48.5849754017993 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently commented on CLD shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, January 1st. JPMorgan Chase cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. TheStreet cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.00.

Cloud Peak Energy stock traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $3.13. The stock had a trading volume of 677,654 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,151,824. The stock has a market cap of $224.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.28 and a beta of 2.05. Cloud Peak Energy has a one year low of $2.76 and a one year high of $5.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 1.65.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The mining company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.15). Cloud Peak Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.29% and a negative net margin of 0.75%. The business had revenue of $213.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.38 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. Cloud Peak Energy’s quarterly revenue was down 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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