Consol Energy Inc (NYSE:CEIX) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the four analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $42.75 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.82 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Consol Energy an industry rank of 173 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of Consol Energy from $41.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of Consol Energy in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $32.00 price objective for the company. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Consol Energy in a research report on Thursday, November 30th.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Consol Energy during the 4th quarter worth approximately $110,686,000. Clearbridge Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Consol Energy in the 4th quarter valued at $13,538,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new stake in Consol Energy in the 4th quarter valued at $11,782,000. Mountain Lake Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Consol Energy in the 4th quarter valued at $11,632,000. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in Consol Energy in the 4th quarter valued at $11,148,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.63% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Consol Energy (NYSE CEIX) opened at $29.42 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.95. Consol Energy has a 12-month low of $19.51 and a 12-month high of $41.89.

Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.43. The company had revenue of $352.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $344.75 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Consol Energy will post 3.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Consol Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc, formerly CONSOL Mining Corporation, is engaged in the natural gas exploration and production business. The Company is a producer and exporter of high-Btu bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal. It holds interest in the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PMC) and related coal assets, terminal operations at the Port of Baltimore.

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