Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) on Focus After Report of More Shorts

In the latest earnings report the EPS was $-6.27 and is expected to be $5.56 for the current year with 96,800,000 shares now outstanding. 905,625 shares of the company were exchanged.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The coal producer reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.89 by $1.07. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. The company's revenue was up 21.0% compared to the same quarter past year. If you are reading this article on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Peabody Energy Corporation's Q4 2017 earnings at $1.06 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.82 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Clarkson Capital reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Peabody Energy Corporation in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Trading volume for Peabody Energy Corporation was 0 on Wednesday.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) opened the session with a $29.06 price tag, later ranging from $28.72 to $29.59, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day.

02/16/2016 - Peabody Energy Corporation was downgraded to " by analysts at BB&T Capital Markets. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with "Buy". Finally, FBR & Co reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Peabody Energy Corporation in a research report on Sunday, May 7th.

On February 17 the company was downgraded to "Neutral" from "Buy" by Sterne Agee CRT. Peabody Energy Corporation presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $35.57. Shares saw a steep decrease in trading volume of nan% under the normal average daily volume. Peabody Energy Corporation has a 1-year low of $22.58 and a 1-year high of $32.50.

It is now trading at $28.22 which is marginally higher than the 50 day moving average which is $24.67 and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $24.92. They now have a Dollars 2 price target on the stock.

09/30/2016 - Peabody Energy Corporation had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 191,010 shares of company stock valued at $4,702,051. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $23.49 per share, for a total transaction of $200,134.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 689,410 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,194,240.90. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.27% of the company's stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Announces Earnings Results" was first reported by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new stake in Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth $142,007,000. Parkwood LLC acquired a new position in shares of Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $594,000. JB Investments Management LLC bought a new position in Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth $37,940,000.

04/26/2017 - MKM Partners began new coverage on Peabody Energy Corporation giving the company a " rating.

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