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6/12/13Alerting To A Profit Setup: Coal Stocks Signal Bounce (The Market Financial)

There is money to be made and I intend to make some. Being long the coal stocks for next week is where the money appears to be lurking in an otherwise poor market. This is due to the strength we are seeing today in stocks like Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), [...]

5/3/13(BTU) Peabody Energy Earnings Likely to Miss (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) will release its first quarter 2013 financial results before the market bell on Apr 18, 2013. In the prior quarter, this coal operator reported a negative earnings surprise of 530.77%. Peabody currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Let’s see how things are shaping up at Peabody prior to this announcement. Factors [...]

1/26/13(BTU) Peabody Energy Likely to Miss Earnings Forecast (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy (BTU) will release its fourth quarter 2012 financial results before the market bell on Jan 29, 2013. In the prior quarter, this coal operator reported a 50.00% earnings surprise. Peabody currently has a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell). Let’s see how things are shaping up at Peabody prior to this announcement. Factors to Consider [...]

10/22/12Peabody Energy Beats Estimates, Shares Soar 12 Percent (Value Investing)

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) reported operating EPS of $0.51 this morning, above consensus estimates of $0.34. Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) beat on the top line and the bottom line. The strong earnings quarterly earnings and revenue was driven by higher shipments and a QoQ improvement in costs across all regions. Net debt was $5.7b in 3Q, vs. [...]

8/15/12Peabody Energy Corp Plans to Cut Production Costs By Transitioning to In-House Operations (eMoneyDaily)

Peabody Energy Corp posted disappointing second-quarter results, with revenue of almost $2 billion (a year-over-year decline of 0.49 percent) falling short of the Bloomberg consensus estimate by about 3 percent. The mining firm’s adjusted EBITDA came in at the low end of management’s forecast and missed the consensus estimate by 5.2 percent. Management reduced its forecast [...]

4/30/12BTU Heats Up (The Market Financial)

Everyone knows that the coal sector has been extremely weak as of late. There is one leading coal stock that is catching a bid higher today and it is Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE:BTU). Today, BTU stock is trading higher by $1.01 to $31.21 a share. The stock will have intra-day resistance around the $31.60 area. [...]

4/19/12Peabody Energy Beats Profit Estimates, Earns $0.67 Cents (ValueWalk.com)

On Thursday before the opening bell, Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported its first quarter earnings beat profit estimates thanks to a rise in output and revenue per ton over in Australia. Australian revenues rose 48 percent, which led to a 17 percent increase in consolidated revenues to $2.04 billion. Peabody's net income dropped 2.2 percent to $172.7 million [...]

4/3/12Why Peabody Energy is highly undervalued? (The Market Financial)

In this article we model the evolution of Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) share price since 2003 and evaluate its current level relative to that predicted by the model. The main finding can be formulated as follows: the current price is much lower than th...

3/20/12Coal Stocks Cannot Heat Up (The Market Financial)

All of the leading coal stocks have been trending lower since late October 2011. Traders and investors are once again witnessing the coal sector decline lower today. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEARCA:KOL) is trading lower by 0.99 cents to $32.87 a share. Short term traders That follow the KOL [...]

11/14/11Financial Analyst On Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) (Penny Stock DD)

Company Background: Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) is a coal company and it has major investments in 28 coal mines which are located in United States and Australia. The company is also markets, brokers and trades coal. The company operates its business into four business segments: 1 Mining 2 Trading 3 Brokerage BTU’s three segments are located in Western U.S Mining, [...]

10/24/11Peabody Energy Earnings Estimate $BTU (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Earnings Overview for Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) By Robert Weinstein Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) is expected to report earnings for last fiscal quarter before the opening bell on October 25, 2011. BTU trades an average of 6.2 million shares per day. Peabody Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, mining, and production of coal. The [...]

10/11/11Peabody Energy BTU: My Morning Pick (Morningpick)

Yesterday's morning pick, Alcoa (AA), did well but Alcoa for me is more of a long term play. Their earnings report is out today and should provide further support to forecast the direction of the stock price. This morning, my pick is Peabody Energy (BTU) from the Coal Mining Industry within the Basic Materials Sector. How does this company make money? Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in clean coal solutions. Peabody’s coal products...

8/1/11Macarthur Continues Search For Bids; Peabody Offer Not Considered Hostile (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Australia's Macarthur Coal, the world's largest maker of pulverized coal, is continuing its search for alternative takeover offers to the $5.2 billion [...]

7/21/11Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Stock (Wealth Daily)

Analyst Ian Cooper shares reader feedback regarding peak coal and offers two ways to profit from the coal demand supercycle.

7/20/11Peabody CEO Bullish On Coal, Cramer Likes The Stock (BTU, MT, ACI, ANR, WLT, JRCC, NRP) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, are down fractionally today, but there is still plenty of good news surrounding the Missouri-based company. On Tuesday, Peabody said its second-quarter profit surged 38% and the company raised its full-year profit guidance to $4.20-$4.60 a share from $3.50-$4.50. Peabody Chairman and CEO Greg Boyce [...]

7/15/11Peabody To Develop Massive Chinese Coal Mine (BTU, MT, WLT, ACI, CNX, ANR, PCX) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal company, are up 2% today on news the company has entered into an initial agreement with China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to construct, manage and operate a major coal mine in the region with annual production of 50 million tons, according to China Daily. The news [...]

7/11/11Peabody Goes for Macarthur Coal (Energy and Capital)

Guest contributor Brianna Panzica discusses Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal's joint bid on the Australian coal company.

7/11/11Peabody, ArcelorMittal Make Joint Bid For Aussie Coal Producer (BTU, MT, PKX, ANR, ACI, CLD, CNX,... (tickerspy.com)

Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, are slumping 3% today after the Missouri-based company announced it is once again making a run at Australia's Macarthur Coal, the world's largest maker of pulverized coal for steel producers. The news isn't doing much to help the fortunes of the Coal Stocks Index, which is [...]

7/6/11Peabody Named Major Investor in Mongolian Coal (Energy and Capital)

Guest contributor Brianna Panzica discusses Mongolia's plan for the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit.

7/5/11Peabody Jumps After Getting A Slice Of Mongolian Project (BTU, MT, VALE, ACI, ANR, WLT, YZC) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, are soaring 2% today after the company was chosen to be among several firms that will tap Mongolia's massive Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, a deposit that some believe could be home to the largest untapped metallurgical coal reserves in the world. Metallurgical coal is the [...]

6/30/11(BTU) Peabody Energy Acquires Australian Mine (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) has signed an acquisition deal with Thiess Investments Pty Ltd to buy the remaining 5% joint venture interest in an Australian coal mine, the Burton Mine, for AU$35 million. Peabody had acquired 95% of Burton in April 2004. The acquisition of the Burton Mine will bring Peabody’s ownership of [...]

6/26/11Does Peabody Energy Pass Buffett’s Test? (Penny Stock DD)

We'd all like to invest like the legendary Warren Buffett, turning thousands into millions or more. Buffett analyzes companies by calculating return on invested capital (ROIC) to help determine whether a company has an economic moat -- the ability to earn returns on its money above that money's cost. ROIC is perhaps [...]

4/19/11Despite Peabody’s Strong Earnings, Coal Stocks Fall (BTU, WLT, PCX, ANR, CLD) (tickerspy.com)

Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, are down 2% despite a solid first-quarter earnings report. Missouri-based Peabody said it earned $176.5 million, or 65 cents a share, compared with $133.7 million, or 50 cents a share, a year earlier as revenue climbed 15% to $1.74 billion, but the revenue number missed [...]

4/11/11Bull & Bear: Peabody Energy Corporation (Benzinga)

Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) have been on the defensive for the past two weeks, losing over 8% during that time period. This begs the question of where shares are headed next… Bulls: The Bulls will note that shares are currently trading on top of the 50-day moving average, which has been a major support level for the past year. The stock is also nearing the $65.00 support/resistance level, where shares could find significant support. Bulls will also note that...

3/16/11Coal Stocks Shine On Japan Speculation (Penny Stock DD)

While the coal sector is usually a high-beta group that is exposed to downturns when the broader market falls, the group has a bullish tone to it today with the Coal Stocks Index gaining 3% on the day. Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU - News), the largest U.S. coal producer, is the second-best performer [...]

3/7/11Buy, Sell or Hold: Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) May Be Too Hot to Handle (Money Morning)

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) provides the coal that creates 10% of America's electricity. In fact, the company's coal creates 2% of the world's electricity. The stock is up almost 100% from the 12-month lows it set last summer. And after a quick recent pullback, Peabody Energy's shares appear to be on the march once again. Though this is a high-quality investment, we're in dangerous territory here. It's time to "Hold" Peabody Energy (**) - until a needed pullback gives...

3/4/11(BTU) Peabody Energy Improves Asian Exports (Stock Blog Hub)

St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has signed an agreement with Indonesia's PT Cahaya Energi Mandiri (CEM) to source 2 million tons of coal to improve exports. Indonesia is the world's largest supplier of seaborne thermal coal. Peabody said that the coal secured from PT CEM’s East Kalimantan mine over two years will be exported to [...]

1/25/11Peabody Outlook Hampers Coal Stocks (BTU, ACI, ANR, CNX, MEE, PUDA, YZC) (tickerspy.com)

Coal stocks have been a market leadership group over the past several months, but the group has languished in the past week and is getting no help today after Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, issued disappointing first-quarter guidance. While shares of Missouri-based Peabody are fractionally lower, the Coal Stocks Index is down [...]

1/25/11Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU): Q4 Earnings Preview 2010 (Stock Wizard)

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) the largest US coal producer, is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 71 cents per share on revenue of $1.80 billion. In the year ago period, the company reported earnings of 43 cents per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Peabody Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, mining, and...

10/25/10Deutsche Bank Raises Estimates On Peabody Energy (BTU) (Benzinga)

Deutsche Bank raised the estimates on Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) after the company reported earnings. It has a Hold rating and a $65 price target. In a note to clients, Deutsche Bank writes, "The main positives in the quarter as compared to our forecasts were lower cash-operating costs and lower corporate expenses (SG&A, etc). The company's 3Q realized average sales per ton was $29.1; 3% below DBe. Meanwhile, cash cost per ton of coal sold was $20.4; 5% below DBe. Sequentially,...

10/20/10Peabody Energy Corporation Records Slight Earnings Beat Vs. Estimates (Benzinga)

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) recorded a slight earnings beat vs. Dahlman Rose & Co.'s estimates and consensus, “with variance from our number being attributed to strong sales and trading activity and higher margins at the Western Bit. and PRB operations,” Dahlman Rose & Co. writes. Dahlman Rose & Co. said that heavy September rains in Australia affected operations, and the negative impact will spillover into 4Q10, though healthy inventories have done much to offset lost...

10/20/10Australia Has Been Good To Peabody (Benzinga)

JP Morgan has issued a research report on Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) as the company has witnessed Australia generating about half of its EBITDA from just 12% of its coal sales. In the report, JP Morgan writes "Peabody's Australian operations are growing off a low base into its mine capacity, and this has protected it from the high levels of cost inflation seen in much of the country. Production mix changes together with currency hedges at 0.80 US$/A$ led to per ton costs that fell 3% to...

10/19/10Peabody Energy Announces Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 (Benzinga)

- Quarterly revenues rise 12% to $1.9 billion - EBITDA increases 67% to $571 million - Operating profit and diluted EPS more than double to $445 million and $0.83, respectively - Adjusted diluted EPS increases 102% to $0.99 - $650 million of bonds refinanced, $8.4 million charge incurred - Raising midpoint of full-year EBITDA and EPS targets Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today reported third quarter 2010 EBITDA of $571.3 million, a 67 percent increase from the prior-year quarter. Income...

10/17/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Earnings Preview (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) will release its third quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the third quarter is 91 cents, representing annual growth of 86.69%. Looking back, we note that Peabody has consistently outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimates in the trailing four quarters. The average earnings [...]

10/13/10Deutsche Bank Gives 3Q Preview Of Peabody Energy (Benzinga)

Deutsche Bank expects Peabody (NYSE: BTU) to report a 3Q EPS of $0.97 compared to a Street estimate of $0.91. Prior comparable results are EPS of $0.71 in 2Q10 and $0.49 in 3Q09. EBITDA forecast for 3Q is $542MM; vs $422MM in 2Q10 and $338MM in 3Q09. Peabody's guidance pointed to 3Q EBITDA of $475 to $550MM and EPS of $0.75 to $1.00 with the sequential improvement attributed to higher shipments and prices. Key questions in the quarter include expansion progress, met coal outlook & impacts...

9/28/10Citi Has Buy Rating On Peabody (BTU) (Benzinga)

Citi Investment Research has a Buy rating and $57 price target on shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU). In the research note, Citi writes, "BTU announced that the board has approved the expansion of its Gateway mine in Illinois (Mid West), boosting capacity to 4.5 mln tons annually compared to 2009 production of 3.3 mln tons. This expansion plan will also extend Gateway's current 5.5 year mine life by 16 years." It goes on to say, "Considering cash margins in the Midwest of...

9/14/10Analysts Still See Peabody As Suitor For Aussie Coal Assets (Benzinga)

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, still has its name tossed around as a viable suitor for Australian coal companies that could succumb to overtures from foreign bidders. The latest mention comes Southern Cross Equities, which says that Australia's Macarthur Coal, Whitehaven Coal and Aquila Resources all make for logical targets for foreign buyers. Peabody made several offers for Macarthur earlier this year, but was rejected each time. The U.S. coal giant has also...

8/2/10Buy, Sell or Hold: Peabody Energy Corp.'s (NYSE: BTU) Global Dominance Is Heating Up Profit Growth (Money Morning)

While advanced economies are still facing high levels of unemployment, more than a billion people in emerging markets are experiencing advancing standards of living. As these emerging economies - especially China and India -grow, there is a strong trend toward urbanization. People are leaving the countryside for the cities in droves in order to reap the promise of the global economy. This secular process alone places huge demands on the existing infrastructure. This...

8/2/10Buy, Sell or Hold: Peabody Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: BTU) Global Dominance Is Heating Up Profit Growth (Money Morning)

While advanced economies are still facing high levels of unemployment, more than a billion people in emerging markets are experiencing advancing standards of living. As these emerging economies - especially China and India -grow, there is a strong trend toward urbanization. People are leaving the countryside for the cities in droves in order to reap the promise of the global economy. This secular process alone places huge demands on the existing infrastructure. This...

7/4/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Forms Mongolian Joint Venture (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) joined forces with Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. to form a Mongolian joint venture. The collaboration, Peabody-Winsway Resources, was formed after Winsway acquired a 50% interest in the joint venture from Polo Resources. Winsway is the largest offtaker of Mongolian coking coal and supplier of imported high-quality coking coal [...]

5/24/10(BTU) Macarthur Coal Limited Exits Merger Plan With Peabody Energy (Stock Blog Hub)

Australian miner Macarthur Coal Limited exited the merger proposal of Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) after the company revised its offer last week. Last week, Peabody had slashed its bid for acquiring Macarthur Coal Limited, on due diligence and the new Australian proposal to tax mining profits. The company had cut down its offer to A$3.8 billion [...]

4/18/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Corporation Strikes Again – Offers $3.8 Billion (Stock Blog Hub)

The war between Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) and Australia’s New Hope Corporation for the takeover of Macarthur Coal Limited is in full swing. Peabody Energy again raised its Macarthur bid to $3.8 billion, in response to New Hope’s raised proposal which includes a cash option. Peabody had initially offered Macarthur $3 billion in cash, raising it [...]

4/14/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Corporation is in Talks with Coal India (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) said that it is in preliminary talks with Coal India for long-term coal supplies and other possible co-operative ventures. However, the company said there has been no agreements or decisions made regarding timing or structure. Peabody said it recognizes long-term coal demand in India. Peabody also said its discussions with Coal India [...]

4/9/10Goodbye to Kidder Peabody! WSLB Time Machine Series (brand new!) (Wall Street Law Blog)

Wall Street Law Blog Time Machine:  October 1994 - January 1995...   Meltdown in Mortgage-backed Securities was the nail in the coffin for Kidder Peabody. *** 129 year old investment bank Kidder Peabody - a Wall Street leader in constructing, selling, and trading mortgage-backed securities  - disintegrated fast in the wake of sudden illiquidity in the market for mortgage-backed securities in 1994.  Pictured:  1943 Stock Certificate from...

4/7/10(BTU) Macarthur Rejects Peabody Energy Corporation’s Raised Bid (Stock Blog Hub)

Macarthur Coal has rejected Peabody Energy Corporation’s (BTU) raised bid worth A$3.56 billion (US$3.3 billion). In an effort to abandon Macarthur’s proposal to acquire Gloucester Coal Limited, in deal that would make Singapore-based Noble Group the largest shareholder in Macarthur, Peabody had raised its bid to $3.3 billion. Under Peabody's revised non-binding proposal, Macarthur shareholders would receive [...]

4/1/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Bid to Buy Australia’s Macarthur Coal Limited is Declined (Stock Blog Hub)

Australia’s Macarthur Coal Limited declined Peabody Energy Corporation’s (BTU) takeover bid of $3.0 billion, saying it undervalues the company and its growth prospects. Macarthur holds 145 million tons of reserves of low-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and 1.3 billion tons of resources. It has a current production capacity of more than 5 million tons per [...]

2/23/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Corporation to Cut CO2 Emissions (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) signed an agreement with GreatPoint to pursue development of coal-to-gas and coal-to-hydrogen projects in the U.S. and around the world with carbon capture and storage (CCS) that would achieve near-zero carbon emissions while liberating vast quantities of stranded oil. The projects would be developed using GreatPoint's proprietary Bluegas technology, an alternative to [...]

1/26/10(BTU) Peabody Energy Corporation Tops Expectations – Outlook Robust (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 earnings of 43 cents and $1.92 per share, respectively, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 30 cents and $1.78. However, the quarterly and yearly results were down 53% and 43% from the respective year-ago earnings of 91 cents and $3.36 per share. Peabody’s revenues declined to $1.55 [...]

10/21/09(BTU) Peabody Energy Corporation Beats Expectations (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) reported third-quarter earnings of 49 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus estimate of 22 cents. However, the quarterly results were down 70.4% from the year ago earnings of $1.35 per share. Peabody’s revenues declined to $1.67 billion in the quarter from $1.89 billion a year ago. The company’s U.S. revenues per [...]

10/13/09(BTU) Peabody Energy Arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia (Stock Blog Hub)

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) has recently opened an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to expand business development and coal sourcing opportunities in India, China and other fast-growing Asian markets. Indonesia is the world's largest source of export thermal coal and the Pacific markets are driving global demand for coal. The company expects these markets to achieve 5% [...]


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