A President – US Operations Of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Sells 77821.0 Shares

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) saw a downside of -2.43% to close Friday at $16.05 after subtracting -$0.4 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 10,176,220 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $18.42 in the past week. An average of 8,165,515 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 6,872,952.

BTU’s 1-month performance is -14.67% or -$2.43 on its low of $12.56 reached on 09/29/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $0.80 and high of $19.83, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/10/21. YTD, BTU has achieved 565.98% or $13.64. However, the current price is down -19.06%% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

On Sep 17, 24 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU). Williamson Kemal (President – US Operations) most recently sold 77,821 shares at $14.88 per share on Sep 17. This transaction cost the insider $1,157,801. 10% Owner, Elliott Investment Management, sold 174,998 shares at a price of $15.11 on Sep 17. Then, on Sep 16, 10% Owner Elliott Investment Management sold 427,615 shares at a price of $15.98 per share. This transaction amounted to $6,833,288.

Valuation Metrics

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.80 for the broader industry and 19.33 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 10.71 and a low of 3.144. BTU stock has a beta of 1.59. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.75 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.81.

Peabody Energy Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.60 meaning that BTU stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.48, while the total debt to equity was 1.58. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 14.40%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 9.23% while for the period ending June 29; Peabody Energy Corporation’s operating margin was -5.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $356.2 million against revenue of $2.88 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected BTU to announce -$0.62 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.28, representing a 54.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $72.9 million. BTU stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 3.5 billion, with total debt at $1.47 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $114.3 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 53.84% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 86.92%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $16.74, reflecting a +2.56% or $0.40 change from its current price. BTU is currently trading -15.39% above its 20-day SMA, +140.63% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +36.60% and +740.31% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 65.30% and 71.35% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.44. The RSI (14) points at 53.98%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 59.56% with the period’s ATR at 1.40. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.69 and 1.40 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), B. Riley Securities upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for BTU stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate BTU as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 1 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is BTU’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $11.00 and a high of $22.00, with their median price target at $17.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock is $17.00.

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