Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 3,565,969 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 358% from the previous session’s volume of 777,914 shares.The stock last traded at $4.33 and had previously closed at $3.72.

CLD has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. 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. 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. 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 lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.29.

The company’s market capitalization is $325.32 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.44 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.53.

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

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CLD. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 30,600 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 78.5% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 24,555 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 10,801 shares during the period. KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $112,000. Hartford Investment Management Co. acquired a new position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $119,000. Finally, AJO LP acquired a new position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.14% of the company’s stock.

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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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