Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) traded at $27.88 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made a downward move of -0.36% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $27.98 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.06 with the day’s price range being $27.25 – $28.14. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 3.57. In terms of its 52-week price range, BTU has a high of $33.29 and a low of $9.83. The company’s stock has lost about -3.40% over that past 30 days.
Peabody Energy Corporation has a market cap of $3.92 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 08, 2023 – Feb 13, 2023. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $2.08, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $6.15 for 2022 and $6.44 for next year. These figures represent 91.00% and 4.70% 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 $1.4 billion, with a low of $1.36 billion and a high of $1.46 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 10.50% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $4.75 billion, or 43.00% up from figures reported last year.
There have been no 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 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% 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, 2 have rated the Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note the current price level is 0.76% off its SMA20 and -2.06% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 49.82 while the volatility over the past week is 4.38% and jumps to 4.99% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.06, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.33. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $33.60, with the estimates having a low of $31.00 and a high of $39.00. These price ends are -11.19% and -39.89% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -11.19% if the BTU share price touches on the median price of $31.00.
Coming back to Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 4.42 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.98 million. Current shares outstanding are 144.10 million.
The insiders hold 1.02% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 87.50%. The data shows that short shares as of Dec 29, 2022, stood at 15.41 million at a short ratio of 4.69. This represents a 10.71% short interest in shares outstanding on Dec 29, 2022. Shares short fall in December from the previous month at 16.63 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 5.53% up in year-to-date price movement.