Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.80.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on CLD shares. ValuEngine raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target (down from $7.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised 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 report on Monday, January 1st. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th.

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Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 17.5% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 70,539 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $314,000 after acquiring an additional 10,503 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 49.4% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 57,045 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $209,000 after acquiring an additional 18,870 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 81.3% during the 3rd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 52,406 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $192,000 after acquiring an additional 23,502 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 8.6% during the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 311,754 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,387,000 after acquiring an additional 24,630 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 26.6% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 117,615 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $524,000 after acquiring an additional 24,701 shares in the last quarter. 78.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) remained flat at $$3.30 on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 1,071,274 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,388,488. The company has a market capitalization of $248.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of -25.38 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Cloud Peak Energy has a 12 month low of $2.78 and a 12 month 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) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.15). The company had revenue of $213.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.38 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.29% and a negative net margin of 0.75%. Cloud Peak Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post -0.21 EPS for the current year.

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Cloud Peak Energy Company 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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