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5/15/13(WLT) Walter Energy Posts Narrower-than Expected Loss (Stock Blog Hub)

Metallurgical coal producer Walter Energy Inc.’s (WLT) operating loss per share in the first quarter of 2013 was 64 cents, much narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 88 cents. In the year-ago quarter the company reported earnings of 78 cents. GAAP loss during the quarter was 79 cents per share versus earnings [...]

4/27/13(WLT) Walter Energy Poised at Neutral (Stock Blog Hub)

We reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Walter Energy Inc. (WLT). The premium metallurgical (met) coal export company currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Why the Reiteration? Walter Energy is expected to gain from the rise in metallurgical coal exports on the back of thriving steel markets worldwide. The growing infrastructure activities in India, China and Brazil [...]

2/22/12Walter Energy Inc (NYSE:WLT) Stock Picks Evident from its ROE (Penny Stock DD)

Introduction: Walter Energy Inc (NYSE:WLT) was incorporated in 1946 and is engaged in production and export of metallurgical coal for the steel industry in United States. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company is also involved in production of steam coal, coal bed methane gas, metallurgical coke and other related products. The company caters the need of [...]

8/5/11(WLT) Walter Energy Misses on Weather Woes (Stock Blog Hub)

Second quarter operating earnings for Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) came in at $2.36 per share, falling substantially short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.09. Such a miss stemmed from difficult geology in Alabama and weather-related challenges at both Alabama and Northeast British Columbia operations, raising the cost concerns for the company. On a GAAP basis, [...]

7/7/11Recovery Period for Walter Energy (Wall Street Sector Selector)

At the very least, my intermediate-term pattern work in Walter Energy (WLT) argues strongly that the 27.5% decline from April 8 to June 20 represented a completed corrective phase, if not an entirely completed correction. In either scenario, the p...

6/22/11Analysts Bullish On Coal Stocks (ANR, ACI, BTU, CNX, WLT) (

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), the fourth-largest U.S. coal company by market value, are soaring 4% today after Brean Murray issued some bullish comments on the stock following a conference call on Tuesday with investors and Alpha Natural management. The call seems to be a catalyst for Alpha Natural shares and that is helping [...]

4/25/11Coal Stocks Falter On Mixed Analyst Comments (WLT, PCX, ICO, CLD, BTU, JRCC) (

Shares of coal producer Walter Energy (WLT) are off about half a percent after Brean Murray pared its price target on the stock to $156 from $160. Walter reported first-quarter earnings last week that nearly doubled from the year-earlier period and revenue that rose that 31%, but both the company's top- and bottom-line numbers missed [...]

11/19/10WLT (Samurai Trader)

WLT formed a base starting in March of this year, which is a very long base, but with a very short handle. It's hard to say whether or not that is a real flaw, but it did make a nice move on high volume, coming on reports it is trying to buy out another coal company.  Price relative has been on the rise here since June, and thius took the August market swoon as an opportunity to form a short base, and has not been in a serious sell off since then.  It is kind of plodding along, but is...

10/28/10Dahlman Rose Decreases Price Target on Walter Energy (WLT) (Benzinga)

Dahlman Rose & Co. is out with a research report this afternoon, where it reiterates its Buy rating on Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT); it decreased its price target on the name from $118.00 to $110.00. The Dahlman analysts noted that Walter maintained its full-year sales outlook but introduced guidance pointing to a sequential margin drop in 4Q. Operating margin per ton is guided at $84-87/ton, down from $108 in 3Q due to a combination of $12/ton of lower realized pricing and higher costs...

10/26/10Walter Energy Misses Estimates (WLT) (Benzinga)

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT) reports Q3 earnings of $2.57 versus consensus of $2.59. Walter Energy, Inc. reports revenues of $464.3 million versus consensus of $484.41 million. "Walter Energy generated substantial year-over-year earnings growth in the third quarter on robust pricing for our premium hard coking coal," the Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer Joe Leonard said. "We expect to see demand for our premium hard coking coal continue throughout the fourth quarter and, as a...

10/20/10Coal Stocks On Fire (WLT, ANR, MEE) (Benzinga)

The coal group is burning up today, as commodities in general are back into gear and firing on all cylinders. Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT), which is a metallurgical coal producer, is up 5.4% to $88.31, a gain of $4.50. Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is up almost 6% today to $46.71, a gain of $2.62. ANR is another metallurgical coal producer, and...

4/13/10Bookkeeping: Closing Massey Energy (MEE) - Would Like to Replace with Walter Energy (WLT) (Fund my Mutual Fund)

I essentially flipped a coin between Massey Energy (MEE) or Walter Energy (WLT) when I began the stake in MEE, looking for coking coal exposure.  Right after I purchased it (small stake), it did an offering allowing us a more attractive price to build up a position.  Then the stock rallied sharply so it looked like it was going to work out very nicely.  However, since the mining accident a dark cloud has come over the name.... This is a tough one because it is about time frame.   In the...

2/4/10(WLT) Walter Energy Lags Estimates – Sales Down (Stock Blog Hub)

Walter Energy Inc.’s (WLT) fourth-quarter earnings of 54 cents per share was below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 59 cents and the year-ago profit of $4.37 due to lower revenues and operating income. For the full year 2009, the company reported earnings of $2.55 per share, way below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.63 and [...]

1/21/10(WLT) Walter Energy Incorporated – Fifth Consecutive Earnings Surprise (Stock Blog Hub)

Walter Energy (WLT) analysts are projecting impressive growth in 2010 as shares continue to climb. Company Description Walter Energy produces coking coal for the steel industry. Additionally, the company provides steam and industrial coal, metallurgical coke and methane gas. Beat the Street On Oct 20 Walter Energy reported third-quarter results that showed a 35% jump in coking cola sales, [...]

12/17/09(WLT) Walter Energy Starts Longwall Coal Production (Stock Blog Hub)

Coal Producer and exporter Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) announced the start-up of production at its Mine No.7 in East Longwall. The company started the Longwall expansion program in 2005. The $175 million expansion is expected to generate an additional production of about 2.0 million tons of in 2010 and up to 3.5 million tons in 2012. [...]

10/21/09(WLT) Walter Energy Exceeds Estimates (Stock Blog Hub)

Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) posted third quarter earnings of 45 cents per share, substantially higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 27 cents per share and second quarter earnings of 21 cents per share. The better-than-expected results were driven by strong customer demand resulting in record coking coal sales volumes. However, earnings were lower compared to [...]

9/4/09(WLT) Walter Energy Knocks Earnings Out of the Park (Stock Blog Hub)

Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) recently posted a shocking profit and shares are at a critical level. Company Description Walter Energy produces and exports coal for the steel industry. In addition the company supplies coal bed methane gas, industrial and steam coal, and metallurgical coke. On a side note they also have a home building and financing segment [...]

7/2/09Walter Industries (WLT) - Some Major Outperformance in the Coal Space (Fund my Mutual Fund)

Long time readers will know I made a lot of outperformance in the coal space in late 2007 through mid 2008. While everyone was in oil, I was pounding the table in the stealth rally in coal. [Dec 6, 2007: Coal Stocks Quietly in a Bull Market] One name that was a very strange combination was Walter Industries ( WLT ) which at the time was a combo 'housing/coal' stock (yes, I'm serious). [May 1, 2008: Walter Industries - the Most Fascinating Company] Now they've refocused the business...

6/26/09Trading results 6/26/09 (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Not a very busy day today. I did watch C-Span online and watched some of the house debate Of course I am against the cap and tax measure but as I write this it appears there will be a vote on it later today and if there is going to be a vote most likely [...]

7/21/08Look for This as the Market Bounces (The Iconoclast Investor)

Volume is something few investors follow to any degree, yet it's probably one of the most valuable technical tools you can use to find big-winning stocks.  Simply put, when volume (i.e., shares traded per day) spikes while the stock makes a humongous upmove (or downmove), especially near the start of a move, you should take [...]

9/18/07The Muellers (Margin of Safety)

I wrote about Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA MWA-B ) last July. At the time only the Class A shares were publicly traded. Later on, Walter Industries (NYSE: WLT ) completed the spin-off of Mueller by distributing its Class B shares to its shareholders. The Mueller stake in the Model Portfolio is of the B kind and resulted from owning Walter shares to begin with. But for the AA Value Fund which I update you on from time to time, I purchased Mueller A shares before the B...

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