The Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.12

On average, equities research analysts forecast that Peabody Energy Corporation will post $5.56 earnings per share for the current year. According to the most recently released broker notes, 1 analyst has a rating of "strong buy" on the stock, 4 analysts "buy", 1 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 0 analysts "strong sell". The short interest to Peabody Energy Corporation's float is 42.54%. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.91 with next year's EPS projected to be $2.22. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. The business's quarterly revenue was up 21.0% on a year-over-year basis.

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) remained flat at $28.41 on Tuesday.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. On February 16, 2016 the stock rating was set at "Underweight" in a report from UBS which was a cut from the previous "Hold" rating. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $29.00 price objective on shares of Peabody Energy Corporation in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA acquired a new position in shares of Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth about $162,000. The brokerage now has a $32.00 target price on the coal producer's stock, up from their prior target price of $30.00.

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) had its price objective increased by FBR & Co from $31.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, July 12th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Peabody Energy Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Peabody Energy Corporation presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $35.57. Peabody Energy Corporation has a 52-week low of $22.58 and a 52-week high of $32.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $24.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.92.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $748,000. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new stake in Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth $142,007,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth about $5,434,000. Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Peabody Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth about $295,000. Peabody Energy Corporation's revenue was up 21.0% compared to the same quarter past year.

In other news, insider Glenn L. Kellow bought 8,520 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $23.49 per share, with a total value of $200,134.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Volume was down nan% under the stocks average daily volume. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 689,410 shares in the company, valued at $16,194,240.90. Company insiders own 1.27% of the company's stock.

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

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