Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) traded at $4.2 at close of the session on Tuesday, May 04, made an upward move of 13.51% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.7 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.57 with the day’s price range being $3.7500 – 4.3700. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, BTU has a high of $5.3 and a low of $0.8. The company’s stock has gained about 39.53% over that past 30 days.
Peabody Energy Corporation has a market cap of $434.2 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Aug 03, 2021- Aug 09, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 0.58 and a yield of 13.81%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the BTU stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.68, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$2.02 for 2021 and -$1.86 for next year. These figures represent -0.89% and -0.08% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $665.63 Million, with a low of $635Million and a high of $686Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -4.5% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $2.99 Billion, or +3.7% up from figures reported last year.
There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the BTU stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.
Based on estimates by 5 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 5 have rated the Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock as a Hold, while none rate it as a Buy. None analyst(s) rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the BTU stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 11.17% off its SMA20 and 12% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 57.2 while the volatility over the past week is 1155% and drops to 9.81% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.57, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.4. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $4, with the estimates having a low of $3.5 and a high of $4.5. These price ends are -16.67% and +7.14% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -4.76% if the BTU share price touches on the median price of $4.
Let’s briefly compare Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of +13.51% and +30.03% over the past 12 months for BTU competes that of Warrior Met Coal Inc (HCC), which has seen its stock price rise 6.12% in the last trading session and was +47.67% over the last one year. Another of its peers Alliance Resource Pt (ARLP) has climbed 4.56% previous session, and was +58.29% up over the past year, while Suncoke Energy Inc (SXC) was also up 13.51% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 30.03% over the same period. Peabody Energy Corporation has a P/E ratio of 0 compared to Warrior Met Coal Inc’s 0 and Alliance Resource Pt’s 18.02. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 0.27% and 0.7%, respectively, at close of the trading.
Coming back to Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.87 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 3.53 Million. Current shares outstanding are 98.33 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 1.49% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 82.86%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 6.69 Million at a short ratio of 1.9. This represents a 6.8% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short rose in April from the previous month at 5.93 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock +74.27% up in year-to-date price movement.