- BTU has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $165.5 million.
- BTU traded 10,370 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:23 AM.
- BTU is up 2.7% today from yesterday's close.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in BTU with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for BTU NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on BTU: Peabody Energy Corporation is engaged 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. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Peabody Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Peabody Energy has been 11.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 1.57 and a short float of 22.1% with 3.83 days to cover. Shares are down 44.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 477.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$26.10 million to -$150.60 million.
- Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. To add to this, BTU has a quick ratio of 0.56, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- The gross profit margin for PEABODY ENERGY CORP is rather low; currently it is at 15.65%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -8.74% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 46.32%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 1066.66% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
- PEABODY ENERGY CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PEABODY ENERGY CORP continued to lose money by earning -$1.12 versus -$1.84 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 25.0% in earnings (-$1.40 versus -$1.12).
- You can view the full Peabody Energy Ratings Report.