Institutional Investor Sentiment About Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) Improved

May 16, 2018 - By Christine McCrea

Sentiment for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD)

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) institutional sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 73 funds started new or increased stock positions, while 44 reduced and sold their stock positions in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 58.50 million shares, up from 55.42 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Cloud Peak Energy Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 12 Reduced: 32 Increased: 39 New Position: 34.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. produces coal in the Powder River Basin in the United States. The company has market cap of $243.65 million. The firm operates through Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. It currently has negative earnings. It owns and operates three surface coal mines comprising the Antelope Mine and the Cordero Rojo Mine located in Wyoming; and the Spring Creek Mine located in Montana.

The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $3.22. About 660,831 shares traded. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has declined 26.98% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.53% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $-0.09 earnings per share, down 125.00 % or $0.05 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $-0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Cloud Peak Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00 % EPS growth.

First Trust Bank Ltd. holds 7.6% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. for 635,100 shares. Kopernik Global Investors Llc owns 3.75 million shares or 3.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gendell Jeffrey L has 0.22% invested in the company for 718,436 shares. The Connecticut-based Matarin Capital Management Llc has invested 0.13% in the stock. Bogle Investment Management L P De, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 293,214 shares.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 14% of Cloud Peak Energy’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Cloud Peak Energy, 1 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $3 while the high is $7.0. The stock’s average target of $4.05 is 25.78% above today’s ($3.22) share price. CLD was included in 10 notes of analysts from November 20, 2017. Jefferies maintained the shares of CLD in report on Monday, April 9 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by B. Riley & Co. JP Morgan downgraded Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) on Thursday, March 29 to “Underweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 16. The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 20 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 20 by J.P. Morgan. On Wednesday, March 28 the stock rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Sell”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 20.

Another recent and important Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Viasat, Cloud Peak Energy, Steven Madden, Entravision …” on May 14, 2018.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) Institutional Positions Chart

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