A EVP and CFO Of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Sells 10766.0 Shares

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) saw a downside of -0.36% to close Tuesday at $27.88 after subtracting -$0.1 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,869,920 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $29.53 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 3,969,655 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,722,448.

BTU’s 1-month performance is -3.40% or -$1.56 on its low of $24.17 reached on 01/04/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $9.83 and high of $33.29, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/06/23. YTD, BTU has achieved 5.53% or $1.46 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -16.25% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

BTU stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jan 05.Spurbeck Mark (EVP and CFO) most recently sold 10,766 shares at $26.48 per share on Jan 05. This transaction cost the insider $285,084. CAO and Corporate Secretary, Jarboe Scott T., sold 4,405 shares at a price of $26.48 on Jan 05. Then, on Jan 04, EVP and CFO Spurbeck Mark sold 6,219 shares at a price of $24.65 per share. This transaction amounted to $153,298.

Valuation Metrics

BTU stock has a beta of 1.06. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.85 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.54, with the price to cash flow ratio at 5.03.

Peabody Energy Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.80. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.12, while the total debt to equity was 0.33.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 33.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $765.2 million against revenue of $3.32 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 111.78% to $375.1 million, while revenue of $409.5 million was -9.17% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected BTU to announce $1.86 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.33, representing a 25.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $501.2 million. BTU stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 2.77 billion, with total debt at $882.5 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $143.9 million.

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 24 January was 50.32% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 34.09%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $27.77, reflecting a -3.19% or -$0.92 change from its current price. BTU is currently trading -3.90% above its 20-day SMA, +14.40% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +5.57% and SMA200 by+10.94%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 64.97% and 62.30% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.26. The RSI (14) points at 49.82%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 63.10% with the period’s ATR at 1.33. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.11 and 0.24 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), Jefferies upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock.

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