News stories about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the mining company an impact score of 47.1692507520107 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) opened at 3.59 on Monday. Cloud Peak Energy has a 1-year low of $2.78 and a 1-year high of $8.03. The firm’s market capitalization is $269.72 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $3.15 and its 200 day moving average is $3.60.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The mining company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $229.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.94 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 0.47%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.48 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.47) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on CLD shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.41.

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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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