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Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] stock Downgrade by Vertical Research analyst, price target now $3

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Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE: BTU] loss -7.27% or -0.12 points to close at $1.53 with a heavy trading volume of 2290308 shares. The company report on October 20, 2020 that SHAREHOLDER ALERT: CLAIMSFILER REMINDS BMRN, BTU, CACC, TRQ INVESTORS of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits.

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It opened the trading session at $1.66, the shares rose to $1.6678 and dropped to $1.51, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for BTU points out that the company has recorded -54.19% loss over the past six months. However, it is still 4.38% higher than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.33M shares, BTU reached to a volume of 2290308 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]:

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 0.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for BTU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.04. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.63.

Trading performance analysis for BTU stock

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -20.31. With this latest performance, BTU shares dropped by -62.41% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -54.19% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -90.06% 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 25.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 17.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 31.13 for Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.6162, while it was recorded at 1.6660 for the last single week of trading, and 3.9768 for the last 200 days.

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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.

An analysis of insider ownership at Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]

There are presently around $190 million, or 98.80% of BTU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BTU stocks are: ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. with ownership of 28,916,201, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; ELLIOTT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT L.P., holding 28,916,201 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $44.24 million in BTU stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $14.01 million in BTU stock with ownership of nearly 58.107% 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 72 institutional holders increased their position in Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE:BTU] by around 13,813,954 shares. Additionally, 71 investors decreased positions by around 13,054,987 shares, while 20 investors held positions by with 97,525,665 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 124,394,606 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BTU stock had 22 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,906,698 shares, while 23 institutional investors sold positions of 2,853,655 shares during the same period.

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