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Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:ANR’

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK)

Duke Energy Corp (DUK), American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Reliability Ensures Coal’s Future

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to announce rules governing new electric power plants later this month and rules for existing plants......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Possible Debt Refinancing Is Good for This Coal

Falling coal prices have hit coal miners with a lot of debt on their balance sheets. Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) is not an exception. The company......(read more)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD): One Coal Miner That Is Changing With The Times

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) is looking to the future of coal and adjusting to what it sees. That hasn’t meant big changes for this......(read more)
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is Arch Coal Inc (ACI) Destined for Greatness?

Investors love stocks that consistently beat the Street without getting ahead of their fundamentals and risking a meltdown. The best stocks offer sustainable......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Coal’s Canary Not Dead Yet

Listen to some analysts and you’d get the impression coal companies should simply close their mines and call it a day. Demand for coal, particularly......(read more)
BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)

BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (BHP), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Three Miners Readying For Steel’s Rebound

Metallurgical coal is used in the steel making process and although prices are weak today, demand is set to increase over the long term. That should be......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): King Coal Losing Grip on Its Crown

Upton Sinclair coined the phrase ‘King Coal’ in a novel by that name published nearly 100 years ago. Despite protestations from a few contrarians......(read more)
Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC)

Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

What has a smart Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) investor to do? In the eyes of many market players, hedge funds are assumed to be delayed, old financial......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is This Coal Giant Back on Track?

At a time when the whole coal industry faces severe headwinds, Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) surprised analysts by reporting a profit instead......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): Is Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) a Buy?

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) has fallen 65% year to date. With the Chinese economy slowing, coal prices have stalled and coal companies have fallen......(read more)
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Are Any Coal Stocks Worth Your Money?

The past year has been brutal for coal, and the nation’s coal stocks have taken an absolute beating. There are a variety of factors behind coal&#......(read more)
Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY)

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Are Joy Global Inc. (JOY) Earnings Doomed to Drop?

Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY) will release its quarterly report on Wednesday, and the stock has suffered recently from the weakness in the commodities markets......(read more)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR)

Is Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

Is Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) a buy? If you were to ask many of your peers, hedge funds are viewed as overrated, outdated financial tools......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Hedge Funds Are Selling Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) investors: listen up. To many of your peers, hedge funds are perceived as overrated, outdated financial vehicles of a forgotten......(read more)
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is This Coal Stock Worth the Risk?

Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)’s stock price has appreciated more than 12% over the past month, but some investors will strongly argue that this is nothing......(read more)
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): Is Coal About to Stage a Second-Half Comeback?

Photo credit: CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) If it weren’t for the export market, U.S.-based coal producers would be in dire straits these days.......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Great Time to Buy Bargain Coal Stocks

In previous eras, coal dominated the energy consumption market, being both abundant and cheap. However. over the past few years, the popularity of coal......(read more)
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP), Linn Energy LLC (LINE): The Contrarian Coal Stock Killing the Competition

In some ways, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) defies all logic of what is happening in the coal space today. The company doesn’t......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Never-Ending Pain for This Coal Miner

Coal miners are some of the most beaten down stocks this year. And one of the most unfortunate companies among coal miners is Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Coal Is Screaming Value

Coal companies are still recovering from write downs, but slowly, the industry is coming back. Now, there are a number of companies trading at or below......(read more)
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP)

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Crushing Earnings Estimates Is Business-as-Usual For This Coal Stock

It’s no secret that the coal industry in the United States is under fire. A multitude of industry headwinds, including depressed natural gas prices......(read more)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR)

Why Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) Earnings Could Look Scary

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) will release its quarterly report on Friday, and investors already know that the company is having a tough time......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Coal Demand Is in Vogue Around the Globe

When Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) reported earnings last week, the company highlighted its position in the world’s coal markets. One thing......(read more)
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is U.S. Energy Independence Still a Dirty Story?

While coal-to-gas switching — the practice in which power plants use natural gas to create electricity rather than coal — is expected to continue......(read more)
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD): The Fool Looks Ahead

There’s never a dull week on Wall Street. Let’s go over some of the news that will shape the week to come. Monday The first trading day of......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT): Coal Stocks Improved on Cost Cuts Though Stocks Slump

Though the stocks haven’t traded well the last couple of days, costs cuts have improved the potential for rebounds in both Peabody Energy Corporation......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) Is Worth How Much?

A typical headline such as the above usually signals a stock that has an absurdly high valuation and that is due for a correction. In the case of Walter......(read more)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Arch Coal Inc (ACI) – 4 Single-Digit Commodity Plays: 2 to Buy, 2 to Avoid

So far, 2013 has been very unfriendly to commodity and commodity stock investors.  Commodity price weakness has led to massive sell-offs in many commodity......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT): Buy This Coal Miner At A Deep Discount

Beleaguered shareholders of this coal miner probably feel like Lee Dorsey in the classic 1966 song “Working in the Coal Mine”: “Lord......(read more)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR)

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT): 2 Coal Stocks to Avoid

The U.S. coal industry has suffered greatly due to weak coal demand. The Market Vectors Coal , which replicates the performance of coal industry, has......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Has This Giant Bottomed Out?

Low coal prices have been the major culprit behind a waning coal industry. Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), the world’s largest private coal company......(read more)
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Would the Sale of Assets Help This Coal Stock?

Coal stocks continue to remain under pressure this year. Falling coal prices and uncertainty about the world economy and coal demand has pushed coal stocks......(read more)
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): One “Pie in the Sky” Idea to Save Coal

Coal gets a bad rap. Environmentalists call it a dirty fuel, while Santa Claus uses it to punish naughty little boys and girls. That really is a shame......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT): Classic Turnaround Play or Value Trap?

Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) have been pummeled as of late. The metallurgical coal producer, one of the only pure plays in the industry, has......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Coking Coal Players Feel the Pain, When the Gain?

Benchmark coking coal prices are down 56% from a quarterly price of $330 per metric tonne in mid 2011 to $145 per tonne for the July-Sept,  2013 period......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Getting Down and Dirty in Coal

Investing in coal is a frightening proposition. The news coming out of the industry is terrible, most of the companies are expected to post net losses......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Five Cities Relying on Coal

Most Americans probably think that coal is dead. Many coal towns are turning into ghost towns as the country moves away from using it to generate electricity......(read more)
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): President Obama Needs This Industry to Survive

Last year’s election featured a pretty heated debate on the future of coal in America. Many living in the Pittsburgh area, where I reside, weren......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Don’t Count Coal Stocks Out Yet

Why were investors so surprised that President Obama wanted to launch a “war on coal”? They were warned during his first presidential campaign......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Will The Bloodbath Ever End For Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT)?

Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) is a source of never-ending pain for its investors. The stock has lost 68% this year. When it seemed like all the bad news was......(read more)
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): Can Exports Save U.S. Coal?

Although it remains the country’s largest private sector provider of jobs, the U.S. coal industry is hurting. Domestic utilities are turning to lower......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (YZC): China Loves Coal and So Should You

“China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined,” explains the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That makes Chinese demand......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is This the Right Time to Buy Coal Stocks?

Weak US demand hammered coal stocks last year. American coal producers were forced to boost their exports while trying to cut back on costs. Will this......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Take a Second Look at the EIA’s Estimates

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2013 total system levelized cost (LCOE) estimates aren’t exactly earth-shaking. Natural gas......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Coal on the Wrong Side of Energy’s Future

The U.S. coal industry continues to struggle with falling demand domestically, and low prices for exports. New emissions regulations have caused the closure......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): King Coal Sends Piles of Cash to U.S. Government

It’s been a tough few years on the coal industry as cheaper, cleaner natural gas has replaced the dirty fuel in domestic electricity generation.......(read more)
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT): Will This Coal Miner Stop Falling?

Sometimes luck turns away from certain industries. This has been the case for coal miners this year. Prices for coal remain low. Despite all the efforts......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX): 2 Good Coal Stocks to Invest In

Coal stocks have been under constant pressure since the financial crisis. Most are trading at a fraction of pre-crisis value which has some investors......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): Is it Finally Time to Buy Coal Stocks?

Talk about a fall from grace. Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) used to be the bellwether coal name in the U.S. and arguably the world. That was two......(read more)
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Arch Coal Inc (ACI): Is Coal Worth Looking At?

The coal market hasn’t exactly been the bastion of the bulls. Low natural gas prices have decreased America’s demand for thermal coal. Yet......(read more)