Media stories about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the mining company an impact score of 46.6322210874934 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Cloud Peak Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.29.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE CLD) opened at 4.40 on Thursday. The company’s market cap is $330.58 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.52 and a 200-day moving average of $3.53. Cloud Peak Energy has a 52 week low of $2.78 and a 52 week high of $8.03.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The mining company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.04). The company had revenue of $229.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.94 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a negative net margin of 0.47% and a positive return on equity of 0.54%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.48 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.44) earnings per share for the current year.

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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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