why Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $3.65

Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE: BTU] jumped around 0.6 points on Monday, while shares priced at $4.47 at the close of the session, up 15.50%. The company report on February 10, 2021 that Peabody Announces Offer To Purchase Up To $22.5 Million In Aggregate Accreted Value Of Its 8.500% Senior Secured Notes Due 2024.

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Peabody (NYSE: BTU) announced its offer to purchase (the “Offer”) for cash up to $22.5 million (the “Maximum Tender Amount”) in aggregate accreted value of its 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”) at a purchase price equal to 80% of the accreted value of the 2024 Notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest as set forth in the indenture for the 2024 Notes, to, but excluding, the settlement date, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 10, 2021 (the “Offer to Purchase”). The Offer is being made to satisfy the requirements of the indenture for the 2024 Notes.

The Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 12, 2021, unless extended or earlier terminated by Peabody (the “Expiration Time”). Subject to the Maximum Tender Amount, for each $1,000 accreted value of 2024 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) prior to the Expiration Time and accepted by Peabody, holders of 2024 Notes will receive $800.00 in cash, plus accrued and unpaid interest as set forth in the indenture for the 2024 Notes, to, but excluding, the settlement date. Tendered 2024 Notes may be validly withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Time, unless extended or earlier terminated by Peabody. The settlement date is currently expected to be the second business day following the Expiration Time.

Peabody Energy Corporation stock is now 85.48% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. BTU Stock saw the intraday high of $4.66 and lowest of $3.90 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 7.85, which means current price is +82.45% above from all time high which was touched on 01/27/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.40M shares, BTU reached a trading volume of 4921527 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $3.65 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 3.00. 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 0.52, with the Price to Sales ratio for BTU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.42, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.29.

How has BTU stock performed recently?

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.92. With this latest performance, BTU shares gained by 29.57% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 73.93% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -35.59% 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 61.51, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.79 for Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.24, while it was recorded at 4.10 for the last single week of trading, and 2.73 for the last 200 days.

Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] shares currently have an operating margin of -4.69 and a Gross Margin at -1.23. Peabody Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -64.43.

Return on Total Capital for BTU is now -4.07, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -57.53. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -104.78, with Return on Assets sitting at -33.12. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 171.03. Additionally, BTU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 63.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 34.07. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 168.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 62.09.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 10.03 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.51.Peabody Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Earnings analysis for Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Peabody Energy Corporation posted -1.33/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -31.70%. 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.

Insider trade positions for Peabody Energy Corporation [BTU]

There are presently around $357 million, or 82.40% 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 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.60% of the total institutional ownership; SUSQUEHANNA INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLP, holding 6,196,572 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $27.7 million in BTU stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $21.91 million in BTU stock with ownership of nearly 0.026% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Peabody Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 51 institutional holders increased their position in Peabody Energy Corporation [NYSE:BTU] by around 11,247,979 shares. Additionally, 69 investors decreased positions by around 23,085,013 shares, while 17 investors held positions by with 45,425,664 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 79,758,656 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BTU stock had 21 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,413,574 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 13,667,238 shares during the same period.

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