Breaking Short Interest: Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CLD) Has Increase in Shorts

November 29, 2016 - By Richard Conner   ·   0 Comments

Breaking Short Interest: Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CLD) Has Increase in Shorts

The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CLD) registered an increase of 4.79% in short interest. CLD’s total short interest was 7.43M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 4.79% from 7.09M shares, reported previously. With 2.22M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their CLD’s short positions. The short interest to Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated’s float is 13.46%. About 1.16 million shares traded hands. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) has risen 131.64% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 126.38% the S&P500.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River basin . The company has a market cap of $348.55 million. The Firm owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine, and the Spring Creek Mine. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two divisions: Owned and Operated Mines segment, and Logistics and Related Activities.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.68, from 0.49 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 27 funds sold all Cloud Peak Energy Inc. shares owned while 45 reduced positions. 9 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 45.92 million shares or 11.90% less from 52.12 million shares in 2016Q1.
Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Blackrock Gp Ltd accumulated 39,109 shares or 0% of the stock. Bank & Trust Of Mellon holds 0% or 597,518 shares in its portfolio. Sector Pension Invest Board accumulated 0% or 53,002 shares. Van Den Berg Mngmt I Incorporated has 334,880 shares for 0.09% of their US portfolio. The Arkansas-based Stephens Inc Ar has invested 0.01% in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) for 214,000 shares. Qs Investors Ltd Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). California Employees Retirement Systems has 530,300 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership owns 3.82M shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Pr Herzig & last reported 90,800 shares in the company. Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD). Citadel Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0% or 30,367 shares. Susquehanna Intl Grp Llp has 113,257 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Ladenburg Thalmann Fincl Services has 0% invested in the company for 5,782 shares.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 22% are positive. Cloud Peak Energy has been the topic of 14 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $1.25 target price in Friday, April 29 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CLD in a report on Friday, October 28 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 28. On Friday, November 20 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell”. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Underperform” on Friday, September 18. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 30 with “Outperform”. The stock of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) earned “Market Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 4.

CLD Company Profile

Cloud Peak Energy Inc., incorporated on July 31, 2008, is a producer of coal in the United States and the Powder River basin (PRB). The Firm owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine, and the Spring Creek Mine. The Firm operates through two divisions: Owned and Operated Mines segment, and Logistics and Related Activities. The Company’s Owned and Operated Mines segment is characterized by its focus on thermal coal production. The Company’s Owned and Operated Mines segment includes the Company’s Antelope Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, and Spring Creek Mine. The Firm focuses on domestic electric utilities and its mines utilize surface mining extraction processes, and are located in the PRB. The Company’s Logistics and Related Activities segment is characterized by the services the Company provides to its international and domestic customers. The services provided by the Company include the purchase of coal from third parties or from its owned and operated mines, at market prices, as well as the contracting and coordination of the transportation, and other handling services from third-party operators, which are rail and terminal companies.

More recent Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Stock Jumps on Credit-Rating Upgrade” on October 18, 2016. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Why Alliance Resource Partners, LP, Alliance Holdings GP, LP, and Cloud Peak …” on November 07, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “How Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry” with publication date: November 25, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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