What The Financials Tell Us About Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU)

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) finished Thursday with an addition of $0.57 to close at $21.96, an upside of 2.66 percent. An average of 5,467,540 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.44 in the past week, and it reached a new high 18 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,541,125 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,466,538.

BTU stock has decreased by -19.74% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $19.78 on 09/19/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/18/22, shares of the company touched a low of $8.58 and a high of $33.29 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 19 times so far this year and achieved 118.07% or $11.89 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -34.03% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

114 days have passed since Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) last reported insider trading activity. Spurbeck Mark, who is EVP and CFO, most recently acquired $12,742 shares at $24.31 per share on Jun 01. In this transaction, the insider spent $309,758. President-US Operations, Hathhorn Marc E., disposed of 18,335 shares at a price of $25.26 on Apr 26. The insider now owns more than $463,134 worth of shares. Prior to that, President-US Operations Hathhorn Marc E. went on to Sale 1,639 shares at $17.04 each on Feb 23. An amount of $27,929 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.48. The stock’s beta is 1.06. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.83, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.41, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 11.01.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Peabody Energy Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 2.00, and the current ratio was 2.30, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.39 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.47 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $765.2 million compared to revenue of $3.32 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Peabody Energy Corporation had $869.2 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $409.5 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$119.5 million were grew 106.98%. The analyst consensus anticipated Peabody Energy Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $3.17 per share, but it turned out to be $2.54, a -19.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $523.1 million. Shareholders own equity worth $143.9 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 44.32%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 59.36%.

As of today, BTU’s price is $21.45 +2.04% or $0.44 from its 5-day moving average. BTU is currently trading -20.55% lower than its 20-day SMA and -3.00% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +2.66% above the SMA50 and +127.33% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 28.54% and 24.03%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.51. With the 14-day stochastic at 30.70% and the average true range at 1.57, the RSI (14) stands at 45.22%. The stock has reached -0.14 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.84.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Hold.


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