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Highlights from the Ratings and Financial Report for Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) went up by 7.66% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $33.29. The company’s stock price has collected 1.24% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE :BTU) Right Now?

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 11.30 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BTU is at 1.13. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Peabody Energy Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $30.20, which is $6.58 above the current price. BTU currently public float of 109.17M and currently shorts hold a 12.52% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BTU was 7.80M shares.

BTU’s Market Performance

BTU stocks went up by 1.24% for the week, with a monthly jump of 7.41% and a quarterly performance of -0.88%, while its annual performance rate touched 229.43%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.98% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 8.12% for Peabody Energy Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.51% for BTU stocks with a simple moving average of 35.50% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BTU

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BTU stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for BTU by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for BTU in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $36 based on the research report published on June 07th of the current year 2022.

The Benchmark Company, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BTU reach a price target of $16. The rating they have provided for BTU stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 29th, 2021.

B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to BTU, setting the target price at $22 in the report published on October 04th of the previous year.

BTU Trading at -4.77% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BTU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -29.05% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.12%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.98%, as shares surge +10.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.00% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BTU rose by +1.24%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +38.05% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $24.85. In addition, Peabody Energy Corporation saw 134.56% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BTU starting from Spurbeck Mark, who sale 12,742 shares at the price of $24.31 back on Jun 01. After this action, Spurbeck Mark now owns 73,663 shares of Peabody Energy Corporation, valued at $309,758 using the latest closing price.

Hathhorn Marc E., the President-US Operations of Peabody Energy Corporation, sale 18,335 shares at $25.26 during a trade that took place back on Apr 26, which means that Hathhorn Marc E. is holding 61,943 shares at $463,134 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BTU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +14.03 for the present operating margin
  • +16.47 for the gross margin

The net margin for Peabody Energy Corporation stands at +9.68. Equity return is now at value 23.40, with 6.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.93.