Peabody Energy (BTU) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/2/2018 – Peabody Energy was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/24/2018 – Peabody Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “
  • 1/23/2018 – Peabody Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Peabody Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Seaport Global Securities. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/16/2018 – Peabody Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/2/2018 – Peabody Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “
  • 12/26/2017 – Peabody Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “
  • 12/25/2017 – Peabody Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “
  • 12/11/2017 – Peabody Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “

Shares of Peabody Energy Co. (NYSE:BTU) traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $37.73. The stock had a trading volume of 1,008,701 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,064,901. Peabody Energy Co. has a one year low of $22.58 and a one year high of $41.17. The firm has a market cap of $4,212.40 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.47.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The coal producer reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.19. Peabody Energy had a return on equity of 32.83% and a net margin of 14.41%. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.51 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($10.53) EPS. Peabody Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Peabody Energy Co. will post 3.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 19th will be given a $0.115 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a yield of 0.00296468161897396%.

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. The Company’s segments include Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. Its Powder River Basin Mining operations consist of its mines in Wyoming.

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