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Evaluating the Ups and Downs of Peabody Energy Corporation’s (BTU) Stock

The stock of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has seen a 9.69% increase in the past week, with a 8.11% gain in the past month, and a 16.79% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.21%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.84% for BTU. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 8.05% for BTU stock, with a simple moving average of -1.19% for the last 200 days.

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

The price-to-earnings ratio for Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) is above average at 2.93x. The 36-month beta value for BTU is also noteworthy at 1.08. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 2 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for BTU is $26.00, which is $2.0 above than the current price. The public float for BTU is 132.33M, and at present, short sellers hold a 13.02% of that float. The average trading volume of BTU on September 19, 2023 was 2.99M shares.

BTU) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) has plunged by -0.04 when compared to previous closing price of 24.01, but the company has seen a 9.69% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-18 that Despite the expected drop in U.S. coal production volumes, coal producers like Peabody Energy (BTU), CONSOL Energy (CEIX) and SunCoke Energy (SXC) are likely to remain competitive with improving export volumes.

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 07, 2022 of the previous year 2022.

BTU Trading at 8.75% 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 -27.03% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.84%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.21%, as shares surge +9.84% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.89% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BTU rose by +9.69%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -24.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $22.32. In addition, Peabody Energy Corporation saw -9.16% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BTU starting from Elliott Investment Management, who sale 257,296 shares at the price of $28.40 back on Mar 03. After this action, Elliott Investment Management now owns 21,109,807 shares of Peabody Energy Corporation, valued at $7,307,206 using the latest closing price.

Spurbeck Mark, the EVP and CFO of Peabody Energy Corporation, sale 21,070 shares at $25.88 during a trade that took place back on Feb 24, which means that Spurbeck Mark is holding 67,108 shares at $545,292 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BTU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +31.56 for the present operating margin
  • +33.19 for the gross margin

The net margin for Peabody Energy Corporation stands at +23.72. The total capital return value is set at 51.78, while invested capital returns managed to touch 40.29. Equity return is now at value 45.60, with 25.70 for asset returns.

Based on Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), the company’s capital structure generated 11.19 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 10.06. Total debt to assets is 6.44, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 10.26. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 9.23.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.41, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.39 and the total asset turnover is 1.03. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.58.


In summary, Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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