This Analyst Recently Issued Research Note On Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU)


As of Wednesday close, Peabody Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:BTU) stock was up $0.16, moving up 0.54 percent to $29.78. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,388,600 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.32 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,052,715, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,754,550.

Since last month, BTU stock rose 23.77%. Shares of the company fell to $22.47 on 10/24/22, 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 195.73% or $19.71, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.54% since its 52-week high.

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BTU stock investors should be aware that Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 177 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 3.82. The stock’s beta is 0.94. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.95, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.65 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 1.60, while its current ratio was 1.80, 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 0.12, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.33. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.50% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 27.90%. 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 55.60%.

In Peabody Energy Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $322.3 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BTU’s revenue rose 49.42% to $1.32 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.34 billion. 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 $501.2 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Peabody Energy Corporation were 2.77 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 $143.9 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Peabody Energy Corporation’s (BTU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 48.31%, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.08% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Peabody Energy Corporation price is up by +4.64% percent or $1.32. At present, BTU shares trade +26.40% above its 20-day simple moving average and +61.50% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +28.42% above its SMA50 and +126.46% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 82.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 74.35%, while ATR was 1.86. Given the Stochastic reading of 87.15% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 61.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.69, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.77.

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 $31.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $27.00 – $33.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) will achieve an average price target of $30.60.


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