3. As of noon trading, Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU) is down $1.34 (-6.5%) to $19.12 on heavy volume Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Peabody Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.06-$20.64 after having opened the day at $20.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.46. Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. The company operates through Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other segments. Peabody Energy Corporation has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 23.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Peabody Energy Corporation as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Peabody Energy Corporation Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.