Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) Stock: A Closer Look at the Analyst Ratings

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.89x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for BTU is 1.00. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 2 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for BTU is 127.55M and currently, short sellers hold a 13.27% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of BTU on April 03, 2024 was 3.99M shares.

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BTU) stock’s latest price update

The stock of Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) has increased by 0.58 when compared to last closing price of 24.16. Despite this, the company has experienced a 1.59% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-03-27 that The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was struck by a cargo ship, causing significant damage and loss of life. The accident has disrupted major supply chains, particularly in maritime transportation and the traffic situation in the Baltimore area. Automotive companies are finding alternative shipping routes, while coal exporters are facing a shutdown of coal exports for at least six weeks.

BTU’s Market Performance

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) has experienced a 1.59% rise in stock performance for the past week, with a -2.92% drop in the past month, and a -0.08% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.72%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.89% for BTU. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -2.39% for BTU’s stock, with a 2.53% simple moving average for the past 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 07, 2022 of the previous 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 -3.98% 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 -12.27% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.89%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.72%, as shares sank -3.95% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.83% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BTU rose by +1.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +21.08% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $24.84. In addition, Peabody Energy Corp. saw -0.08% 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 Jarboe Scott T., who sale 14,582 shares at the price of $24.85 back on Feb 27 ’24. After this action, Jarboe Scott T. now owns 66,133 shares of Peabody Energy Corp., valued at $362,363 using the latest closing price.

Yeates Darren Ronald, the EVP & COO of Peabody Energy Corp., sale 25,793 shares at $24.71 during a trade that took place back on Feb 23 ’24, which means that Yeates Darren Ronald is holding 80,367 shares at $637,345 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BTU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.22 for the present operating margin
  • 0.3 for the gross margin

The net margin for Peabody Energy Corp. stands at 0.15. The total capital return value is set at 0.21. Equity return is now at value 22.42, with 13.13 for asset returns.

Based on Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU), the company’s capital structure generated 0.09 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 3.44. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.1. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 17.91.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.35 billion with net debt to EBITDA at -0.39. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.52. The receivables turnover for the company is 12.69for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.83. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.06.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it 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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