Media coverage about Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cloud Peak Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the mining company an impact score of 46.0505700569653 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE CLD) opened at 3.21 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $3.34 and its 200 day moving average is $3.88. Cloud Peak Energy has a one year low of $2.78 and a one year high of $8.03. The firm’s market cap is $241.17 million.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The mining company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $229.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.94 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 0.47%. The company’s revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.48 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.49) earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on CLD. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cloud Peak Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 price target on shares of Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Finally, MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 price target (down previously from $6.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.41.

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About Cloud Peak Energy

Cloud Peak Energy Inc is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River Basin (PRB). In the PRB, the Company owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. Its segments include Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities.

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