Media headlines about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the mining company an impact score of 93 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) opened at 3.72 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $3.38 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.51. Cloud Peak Energy has a one year low of $2.42 and a one year high of $8.03. The company has a market cap of $267.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.21 and a beta of 1.42.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The mining company reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.28. The firm had revenue of $195.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $233.58 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a return on equity of 4.00% and a net margin of 4.68%. The business’s revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.53) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.38) EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 target price on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 target price on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cloud Peak Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. FBR & Co raised Cloud Peak Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $4.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, March 23rd. Finally, MKM Partners reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 target price (down previously from $6.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.53.

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About Cloud Peak Energy

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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