Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] Stock trading around $2.79 per share: What’s Next?

Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE: BTU] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.06% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -11.43%. The company report on August 5, 2020 that Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter Ended June 30, 2020.

Challenging seaborne market conditions weigh on results; U.S. thermal operations respond well despite reduced scale; Continued secular decline and reduction in long-term natural gas price assumptions contributed to $1.42 billion impairment charge at NARM; Evaluating strategic financing alternatives.

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today announced its second quarter 2020 operating results, including revenues of $626.7 million ; loss from continuing operations, net of income taxes of $1.55 billion ; net loss attributable to common stockholders of $1.54 billion ; diluted loss per share from continuing operations of $15.76 ; and Adjusted EBITDA 1 of $23.4 million .

Over the last 12 months, BTU stock dropped by -84.87%. The one-year Peabody Energy Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 23.98. The average equity rating for BTU stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $292.06 million, with 97.20 million shares outstanding and 96.47 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.17M shares, BTU stock reached a trading volume of 2759057 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BTU shares is $3.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BTU stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Vertical Research have made an estimate for Peabody Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on August 07, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 07, 2020, representing the official price target for Peabody Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $4, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on BTU stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Peabody Energy Corporation is set at 0.24, with the Price to Sales ratio for BTU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.07. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for BTU in the course of the last twelve months was 1.94 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

BTU Stock Performance Analysis:

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -11.43. With this latest performance, BTU shares gained by 0.36% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -65.43% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -84.87% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BTU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.29 for Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.16, while it was recorded at 2.75 for the last single week of trading, and 5.76 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Peabody Energy Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.80 and a Gross Margin at +7.98. Peabody Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.71.

Return on Total Capital for BTU is now 4.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.94. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -7.14, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 53.30. Additionally, BTU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 34.77, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.29. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 51.47, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.57.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] managed to generate an average of -$32,500 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.68 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.65.Peabody Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Peabody Energy Corporation posted -0.81/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -376.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BTU.

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $262 million, or 98.90% of BTU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BTU stocks are: ELLIOTT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT L.P. with ownership of 28,916,201, which is approximately New of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 7,108,179 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $19.83 million in BTU stocks shares; and SUSQUEHANNA INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLP, currently with $17.17 million in BTU stock with ownership of nearly -0.212% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Peabody Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 64 institutional holders increased their position in Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE:BTU] by around 37,160,604 shares. Additionally, 89 investors decreased positions by around 15,079,786 shares, while 19 investors held positions by with 41,551,135 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 93,791,525 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BTU stock had 25 new institutional investments in for a total of 32,824,148 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 2,060,443 shares during the same period.

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