Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (ARCH) Stock Price

Press coverage about Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.7855512745085 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on ARCH shares. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A from $96.00 to $92.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 19th. FBR & Co raised their price objective on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A from $103.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $91.63.

Shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ ARCH) traded up 2.44% on Monday, reaching $78.37. 46,966 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.91 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.09. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A has a 52 week low of $59.05 and a 52 week high of $86.47. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $76.16 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.70.

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The energy company reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $549.87 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $596.76 million. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A’s quarterly revenue was up 30.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Arch Coal, Inc. Class A will post $9.04 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. This is an increase from Arch Coal, Inc. Class A’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03.

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About Arch Coal, Inc. Class A

Arch Coal, Inc is a coal producer. The Company is engaged in the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. The Company operates mining complexes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado.

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