Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 28,500 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $127,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,246,308 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $41,147,000 after buying an additional 223,778 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 20.0% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 5,953,000 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $26,491,000 after buying an additional 990,400 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 7.7% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,547,510 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $20,304,000 after buying an additional 396,604 shares during the period. Kopernik Global Investors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 3.9% in the third quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 4,436,525 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $16,239,000 after buying an additional 167,978 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 47.7% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,832,085 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $10,367,000 after buying an additional 915,266 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.36% of the company’s stock.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on CLD. TheStreet cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 target price (down previously from $7.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.80.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) opened at $3.38 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $263.08, a PE ratio of -26.00 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a current ratio of 2.26. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. has a one year low of $2.78 and a one year high of $5.70.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The mining company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by ($0.15). The business had revenue of $213.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.38 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.29% and a negative net margin of 0.75%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. equities analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will post -0.24 EPS for the current year.

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Cloud Peak Energy Profile

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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