Stock Mover of the Day: Could Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Decline After Today’s Big Increase?

Stock Mover of the Day: Could Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Decline After Today's Big Increase?

The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is a huge mover today! About 525,626 shares traded hands. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has risen 146.46% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 141.13% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $365.34 million company. It was reported on Nov, 23 by Barchart.com. We have $6.10 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:CLD worth $14.61 million more.

Analysts await Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $-0.05 earnings per share, down 113.51% or $0.42 from last year’s $0.37 per share. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Cloud Peak Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -183.33% negative EPS growth.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 22% are positive. Cloud Peak Energy has been the topic of 14 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $2 target price in Tuesday, January 12 report. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of CLD in a report on Wednesday, October 28 with “Neutral” rating. FBR Capital upgraded Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) on Thursday, February 4 to “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, September 18 the stock rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Underperform”. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 30 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 28 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, October 28.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Cloud Peak Energy operates as a producer of low sulfur, high quality, sub-bituminous coal in the United States. It owns and operates three surface coal mines in the Powder River Basin named: Antelope, Cordero Rojo and the Spring Creek Mine. The Antelope Mine and Cordero Rojo Mine are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek Mine is located near Decker, Montana. The company is headquartered in Gillette, Wyoming.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.68, from 0.49 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 27 funds sold all Cloud Peak Energy Inc. shares owned while 45 reduced positions. 9 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 45.92 million shares or 11.90% less from 52.12 million shares in 2016Q1.
Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% or 622,447 shares in its portfolio. Cypress Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company (Wy) has 850 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alpine Vi Ltd Liability Com has 0.04% invested in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) for 44,469 shares. Kopernik Glob Invsts Ltd Liability Company reported 3.42M shares or 1.25% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Citadel Ltd Llc accumulated 30,367 shares or 0% of the stock. Voya Inv Management Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 996,525 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp, a New York-based fund reported 355,910 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 215,241 shares or 0% of the stock. Lmr Prns Llp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) for 76,038 shares. Brandes Prns Ltd Partnership has 70,171 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 52,627 shares. Pr Herzig &, a New York-based fund reported 90,800 shares. Donald Smith And Co owns 627,259 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Anchor Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD).

More recent Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Jumped 17% Today” on October 28, 2016. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Cloud Peak Energy Recognized as Outstanding Corporation by the Association of …” on November 14, 2016. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Alliance Resource Partners, LP, Alliance Holdings GP, LP, and Cloud Peak …” with publication date: November 07, 2016 was also an interesting one.

CLD Company Profile

Cloud Peak Energy Inc., incorporated on July 31, 2008, is a producer of coal in the United States and the Powder River basin (PRB). The Firm owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine, and the Spring Creek Mine. The Firm operates through two divisions: Owned and Operated Mines segment, and Logistics and Related Activities. The Company’s Owned and Operated Mines segment is characterized by its focus on thermal coal production. The Company’s Owned and Operated Mines segment includes the Company’s Antelope Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, and Spring Creek Mine. The Firm focuses on domestic electric utilities and its mines utilize surface mining extraction processes, and are located in the PRB. The Company’s Logistics and Related Activities segment is characterized by the services the Company provides to its international and domestic customers. The services provided by the Company include the purchase of coal from third parties or from its owned and operated mines, at market prices, as well as the contracting and coordination of the transportation, and other handling services from third-party operators, which are rail and terminal companies.

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