NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Arch Coal (ACI) shares are dropping, down -4.7% to $3.29, on Tuesday on the news that the EPA is proposing to cut carbon emissions in the country 30% by 2030.
Fellow coal producers Walter Energy (WLT) , Consol Energy (CNX) , Peabody Energy (BTU) and Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) , are all experiencing declines in the aftermath of the news.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates ARCH COAL INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate ARCH COAL INC (ACI) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: