Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its position in shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) by 1.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 54,799 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 523 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund owned 0.08% of Cloud Peak Energy worth $193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 17.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,399,249 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $20,148,000 after buying an additional 647,650 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 35.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,795,600 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $17,384,000 after buying an additional 996,600 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 27.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,581,492 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $16,403,000 after buying an additional 782,138 shares during the period. Kopernik Global Investors LLC increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 51.7% in the first quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 2,708,218 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $12,404,000 after buying an additional 923,452 shares during the period. Finally, Gendell Jeffrey L increased its stake in shares of Cloud Peak Energy by 69.3% in the first quarter. Gendell Jeffrey L now owns 2,253,554 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $10,321,000 after buying an additional 922,752 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.14% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE CLD) opened at 3.13 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $3.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.88. The firm’s market capitalization is $235.16 million. Cloud Peak Energy Inc has a 12 month low of $2.78 and a 12 month high of $8.03.

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

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A number of analysts have issued reports on CLD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $6.00 target price on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. ValuEngine downgraded Cloud Peak Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. MKM Partners reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 target price (down from $6.00) on shares of Cloud Peak Energy in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 target price on Cloud Peak Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.41.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)

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