A Look At Insider Reactions To Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU)

As of Thursday close, Peabody Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:BTU) stock was down -$0.48, moving down -2.48 percent to $18.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,484,080 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.19 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,372,040, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,994,276.

Since last month, BTU stock rose 0.80%. Shares of the company fell to $17.42 on 07/06/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $33.29 was reached on 04/18/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $8.58. Since the beginning of this year, BTU’s stock price has risen by 87.79% or $8.84, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -43.20% since its 52-week high.

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Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) last reported insider trading activity 65 days ago on Jun 01. Spurbeck Mark, the EVP and CFO of the company, disposed of 12,742 shares for $24.31 on Jun 01. It resulted in a $309,758 divestment by the insider. Hathhorn Marc E. sold 18,335 shares at an average price of $25.26 on Apr 26. The insider now owns 61,943 shares following the transaction. On Feb 23, President-US Operations Hathhorn Marc E. sold 1,639 shares at $17.04 apiece. The transaction was valued at $27,929.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has a P/E ratio of about 3.87. The stock’s beta is 1.16. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.39, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 12.47 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1450 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.1450.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Peabody Energy Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.90, while its current ratio was 2.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.58, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.59. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 27.10% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 11.80%. Based on annual data, BTU earned $765.2 million in gross profit and brought in $3.32 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 26.20%.

In Peabody Energy Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $1.08 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BTU’s revenue rose 5.8% to $1.26 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $691.4 million. While analysts expected Peabody Energy Corporation to report $3.17 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.54 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -19.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.3 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Peabody Energy Corporation were 3.05 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $1.07 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $143.8 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Peabody Energy Corporation’s (BTU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 60.13%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.00% on 04 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Peabody Energy Corporation price is down by -14.43% percent or -$3.19. At present, BTU shares trade -7.30% below its 20-day simple moving average and -17.85% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -21.67% below its SMA50 and -3.81% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 6.92% and Stochastic coefficient D was 9.11%, while ATR was 1.57. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.95% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.62%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.52, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.71.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) to a Buy in a note to investors on June 07, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, BTU is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Peabody Energy Corporation stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $28.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $24.00 – $33.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) will achieve an average price target of $28.40.


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