NYSE:BTU - Peabody Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$32.2950 +0.70 (+2.22 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 02:46 PM ET)
Previous Close$31.60
Today's Range$31.53 - $32.60
52-Week Range$29.66 - $47.84
Volume434,354 shs
Average Volume1.28 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.58 billion
P/E Ratio7.99
Dividend Yield1.66%
Peabody Energy Corporation engages in coal mining business. The company operates through six segments: Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, and Trading and Brokerage. It is involved in mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; and metallurgical coal that include hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and low-volatile pulverized coal injection for industrial customers. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. It owns interests in 23 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia. The company also engages in direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts, as well as provides transportation-related services, which involves financial derivative contracts and physical contracts. As of December 31, 2017, it had 5.2 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and approximately 600,000 acres of surface property through ownership and lease agreements. Peabody Energy Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. On April 13, 2016, Peabody Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Bituminous coal & lignite - surface mining
Current SymbolNYSE:BTU
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41
Current Ratio2.05
Quick Ratio1.81


Trailing P/E Ratio7.99
Forward P/E Ratio11.21
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.58 billion
Price / Sales0.66
Cash Flow$11.4521 per share
Price / Cash Flow2.82
Book Value$29.47 per share
Price / Book1.10


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$461.60 million
Net Margins13.20%
Return on Equity19.01%
Return on Assets8.18%


Outstanding Shares114,500,000
Market Cap$3.58 billion

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Peabody Energy's stock symbol?

Peabody Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BTU."

How often does Peabody Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Peabody Energy?

Peabody Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 30th. This is an increase from Peabody Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View Peabody Energy's Dividend History.

How will Peabody Energy's stock buyback program work?

Peabody Energy announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Tuesday, November 21st 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Peabody Energy's earnings last quarter?

Peabody Energy Co. (NYSE:BTU) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The coal producer reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.55. The coal producer had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.37 billion. Peabody Energy had a net margin of 13.20% and a return on equity of 19.01%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.47 EPS. View Peabody Energy's Earnings History.

When is Peabody Energy's next earnings date?

Peabody Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Peabody Energy.

What price target have analysts set for BTU?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Peabody Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Peabody Energy's stock price to reach $45.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 39.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Peabody Energy.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Peabody Energy?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Peabody Energy in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Peabody Energy.

Has Peabody Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BTU stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Peabody Energy earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the coal producer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Peabody Energy?

Peabody Energy saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,781,887 shares, an increase of 202.8% from the November 15th total of 1,909,289 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,468,740 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days. Approximately 5.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Peabody Energy's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Peabody Energy's key competitors?

Who are Peabody Energy's key executives?

Peabody Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Glenn L. Kellow, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50)
  • Ms. Amy B. Schwetz, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 43)
  • Ms. A. Verona Dorch, Exec. VP of Gov. Affairs, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Charles Frederick Meintjes, Exec. VP of Corp. Services & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Kemal Williamson, Pres of Americas (Age 58)

Who are Peabody Energy's major shareholders?

Peabody Energy's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.20%), BlackRock Inc. (5.19%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.88%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.27%), Platinum Investment Management Ltd. (2.13%) and Teachers Advisors LLC (2.00%). Company insiders that own Peabody Energy stock include A Verona Dorch, Amy B Schwetz, Associates LP Elliott, Charles F Meintjes, Discovery Capital Management,, George John Schuller Jr, Glenn L Kellow, International LP Elliott, Kemal Williamson, Michael Bruno John Fr England and Paul Eugene Wood. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Peabody Energy.

Which major investors are selling Peabody Energy stock?

BTU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Platinum Investment Management Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., Packer & Co Ltd, Key Group Holdings Cayman LTD., BlackRock Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Man Group plc and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Peabody Energy company stock in the last year include A Verona Dorch, Amy B Schwetz, Charles F Meintjes, George John Schuller Jr, International LP Elliott and Kemal Williamson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Peabody Energy.

Which major investors are buying Peabody Energy stock?

BTU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Credit Suisse AG, Prudential Financial Inc., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Capital Fund Management S.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Peabody Energy stock in the last two years include Associates LP Elliott, Glenn L Kellow, International LP Elliott, Michael Bruno John Fr England and Paul Eugene Wood. View Insider Buying and Selling for Peabody Energy.

How do I buy shares of Peabody Energy?

Shares of BTU can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Peabody Energy's stock price today?

One share of BTU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.47.

How big of a company is Peabody Energy?

Peabody Energy has a market capitalization of $3.58 billion and generates $5.58 billion in revenue each year. Peabody Energy employs 7,100 workers across the globe.

What is Peabody Energy's official website?

The official website for Peabody Energy is http://www.peabodyenergy.com.

How can I contact Peabody Energy?

Peabody Energy's mailing address is 701 MARKET ST, ST LOUIS MO, 63101. The coal producer can be reached via phone at 314-342-3400 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Peabody Energy (NYSE BTU)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  209 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  177 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  386
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Peabody Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BTU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BTU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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