Peabody Energy (BTU) Is Today's Perilous Reversal Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Peabody Energy ( BTU) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Peabody Energy as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • BTU has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $40.8 million.
  • BTU has traded 282,015 shares today.
  • BTU is down 4.9% today.
  • BTU was up 11.3% yesterday.

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More details on BTU:

Peabody Energy Corporation offers 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 0.3%. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Peabody Energy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Peabody Energy has been 13.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $938.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 2.71 and a short float of 29.5% with 5.66 days to cover. Shares are down 60% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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