Analyst Rating Update on Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD)

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) : The consensus on Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) based on 6 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 3.67, which is interpreted as a Sell recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 1 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 2 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 3 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) : Average target price received by Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) is $2.44 with an expected standard deviation of $2.09. The most aggressive target on the stock is $6, whereas the most downbeat target is $1. 4 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.

Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $1.96, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $2.09 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $1.91 and closed the trading day at $2, in the green by 6.95%. The total traded volume for the day was 979,716. The stock had closed at $1.87 in the previous days trading.

In an insider trading activity, According to the information disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing, the director of Cloud Peak Energy Inc., Bailey Keith E, had purchased 10,700 shares in a transaction dated on December 11, 2014. The transaction was executed at $9.33 per share with total amount equaling $99,831.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is a holding company that manages its 100% owned subsidiary, Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC (CPE Resources). The Company is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River basin (PRB). The Company operates in three segments: Owned and Operated Mines, Logistics and Related Activities, and Corporate and Other. The Owned and Operated Mines segment focuses on thermal coal production. The Logistics and Related Activities segment delivers coal to the customer at a terminal or the customers plant or other delivery point, remote from its mine site. The Corporate and Other segment includes results relating to broker activity, its share of the Decker mine operations. The Company operates in the PRB, where it operates three surface coal mines, which include the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. It also has two development projects, including the Youngs Creek project and the Crow project.

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