What’s in Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) After Rise in Shorted Shares?

April 19, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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The stock of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) registered an increase of 3.28% in short interest. BTU’s total short interest was 4.87M shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 3.28% from 4.71M shares, reported previously. With 1.15 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their BTU’s short positions. The short interest to Peabody Energy Corporation’s float is 5.83%.

The stock increased 2.82% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $38.34. About 1.68 million shares traded or 41.37% up from the average. Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) has 0.00% since April 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Peabody Energy Corporation Peabody engages in coal mining business. The company has market cap of $4.85 billion. The firm operates through six operating divisions: Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. It has a 12.28 P/E ratio. Mining, Western U.S.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Peabody Energy had 6 analyst reports since November 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, April 2. As per Monday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by Seaport Global. JP Morgan maintained Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) on Friday, March 16 with “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

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