ACI : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 26, 2013
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Strong Buy on Alliance Resource - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Alliance Resource Partners has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jul 2.
  4. Rates Are A Risk, But PVR Partners Still An Interesting Distribution ...

    July 3, 2013
    PVR is a little stretched at the moment, but looks like a quality long-term income play
  5. Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    June 14, 2013
    Peabody gets more benefit of the doubt than most, but still looks attractively priced for a global coal recovery
  6. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    June 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak has high-quality thermal coal assets, but the recovery hasn't materialized yet.
  7. Cloud Peak Beats EPS, Sales Trail - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) reported earnings of 54 cents per share in the fourth quarter 2012 compared with 70 cents per ...
  8. ANR Incurs Loss as Coal Price Falls - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) reported a loss of 19 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2012, much narrower ...
  9. Walter Energy Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    On January 18, 2013, we upgraded our recommendation on Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) to Neutral from Underperform. The company ...
  10. SunCoke Energy Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    SunCoke Energy Inc.'s (SXC) subsidiaries SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and SunCoke Energy Partners Finance Corp. have priced ...
  11. CONSOL Guides a Soft Start - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Diversified fuel producer CONSOL Energy (CNX) announced sequentially lower coal and natural gas production expectation for ...
  12. The Double-Digit Dividend Increases And Decreases Of The Past ...

    October 18, 2012
    Dividend growth can be one of the best ways for investors to grow wealth over the long term. However, finding those firms ...
  13. PVR's Wyoming Pipeline Comes Online - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) announced the completion of construction activities of its latest natural gas trunk line in the ...
  14. Alpha Natural Streamlines Business - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR) decided to realign its operations taking into consideration the changing ...
  15. Can Alpha Natural Resources Find The Bottom?

    August 9, 2012
    Alpha Natural seems exceptionally cheap, but the coal industry is in a crisis.
  16. Coal Industry Stock Review - August 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 2, 2012
    Coal has been used for nearly as long as mankind has thrived. From the times of the cavemen to the present day, coal is used ...
  17. Peabody Beats EPS, Misses Revenue - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) reported second quarter 2012 earnings of 73 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  18. Peabody Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) after evaluating its performance in the first ...
  19. 5 Bargain Stocks Trading Near Lows

    January 30, 2012
    Joel Anderson of highlights five undervalued stocks poised to move higher after recent declines near their respective ...
  20. Coal's Weak, So Buy Peabody

    January 26, 2012
    It takes a weak coal market to get Peabody shares cheap.
  21. Cloud Peak Energy - The Power In Powder

    January 18, 2012
    Cloud Peak has its issues, but a demanding valuation isn't one of them.
  22. Coal Gets Red Hot Again

    November 9, 2011
    Despite the estimations of a softening economy, coal demand shows otherwise.
  23. October Rail Data – A Tale Of 2 Economies?

    November 8, 2011
    October's rail data shows a stronger recovery than the news seems to portray.
  24. Pricing Is Strong At CSX

    October 24, 2011
    Volume is not strong at CSX, but pricing is very good.
  25. What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    October 11, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  26. Metals And Mining Meltdown

    October 5, 2011
    Metals and mining stocks have been hit hard, with most beaten down near their 52-week lows on fears of a global slowdown ...
  27. Are The Rails Starting To Spin Their Wheels?

    September 15, 2011
    August rail traffic is still a muddle, with the market still trying to puzzle out a direction for the sector.
  28. Penn Virginia Still A Solid Resource Income Play

    August 5, 2011
    Penn Virginia is a good resource income play, but not a terribly cheap one.
  29. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 14, 2011
    Peabody clearly wants Macarthur Coal for itself.
  30. Peabody Tries Again To Get Macarthur Coal

    July 12, 2011
    Peabody Energy does not give up easily when management sees a valuable asset that could improve its business.
  31. Peabody’s Pull Back An Opportunity

    June 2, 2011
    The share price pull back for Peabody Energy in May has given investors an opportunity to buy the stock at a good price.
  32. Coal Boom Continues For Peabody

    April 26, 2011
    Despite flooding of its key Australian operations, Peabody Energy scored tremendous profits in its first quarter.
  33. Can James River Thrive On Luck And Timing?

    March 10, 2011
    James River's earnings were nothing special, but an attractively-priced deal has transformative potential.
  34. Queensland Still The Coal Story

    February 18, 2011
    While flooding in Australia's Queensland area contributed to the strong year of the coal producers, its effects may be even ...
  35. Peabody Embraces Coal Supercycle

    February 2, 2011
    With global demand on the upswing for coal, Peabody faces a bright future.
  36. Alpha Looks To Be The Big Dog In U.S. Met Coal

    February 1, 2011
    Alpha is paying a premium to become the largest U.S. met coal producer.
  37. Coal: The Year Ahead

    January 6, 2011
    With coal demand showing signs of increasing in an improved economy, we look at the prospects for the coal producers in 2 ...
  38. Met-Coal Mash Up

    December 6, 2010
    Walter Energy gets a lot bigger in the met coal market.
  39. Penn Virginia Still A Worthwhile Partner

    October 29, 2010
    Penn Virginia could be a surprisingly good performer for patient investors.
  40. China And India Fire Up Peabody Coal Profits

    October 25, 2010
    Coal producer Peabody Energy more than doubled its earnings and increased its revenue by more than 10% in the third quarter.
  41. Railroads Suggest Recovery Is Soft

    August 11, 2010
    July's number for railroad shipping suggest that that economic recovery is slowing.
  42. Coal Stocks With Potential Value And Growth

    July 14, 2010
    Coal stocks have lower share prices, but the future prospects for the coal business may turn this around.
  43. New EPA Rules Could Stir The Air

    July 9, 2010
    New clean air regulations will burden the utility sector, but could create opportunities for others.
  44. Penn Virginia Turning Coal Into Cash

    May 12, 2010
    If you want exposure to America's two major energy sources and a hefty dividend, PVR is a good place to look.
  45. Peabody Energized By Earnings

    April 28, 2010
    The coal industry is rebounding on global demand, and Peabody is well positioned there.
  46. The Secret Way To Play Gold

    April 6, 2010
    Gold can be a valuable hedge against uncertainty, and there is more than one way to play it. Royalty override firms may be ...
  47. Clearing Up Coal Stock Confusion

    February 18, 2010
    Analyst views of the coal sector are extremely conflicted right now.
  48. Preview Of Friday's Q4 Earnings

    January 26, 2010
    Several widely held stocks will be announcing earnings on the final trading day of the week. Here is what investors can expect ...
  49. Can Coal Stocks Continue to Rally?

    October 15, 2009
    The coal stock rally isn't a fluke. These stocks could be 2010's Cinderella story.
  50. Coal - An Industry Update

    July 20, 2009
    Coal stocks have rallied hard despite the poor fundamental outlook for the industry, as demand is still down due to the recession.
  51. Coal - Dirty, Beaten Down And Profitable

    May 13, 2009
    Coal stocks like Peabody and Arch Coal are poised to awaken from a long and deep slumber.
  52. Coal Stocks Take Their Lumps

    March 20, 2009
    Peabody Energy and other coal stocks have been hit hard by multiple factors. We look at where Peabody and some others might ...
  53. Can Coal Have A Clean 2009?

    December 24, 2008
    The future of coal rests on the successful implementation of clean-coal technologies.
  54. The Peabody Story Is Elementary

    October 22, 2008
    Coal has held up much better than other industrial commodities, leaving Peabody as a potential bargain.
  55. Peabody Basking In Coal's Bull Market Glow

    July 25, 2008
    Coal is in the middle of a massive bull market. Peabody is cashing in, and a recent pullback could be an opportunity.
  56. Uncovering Value In Coal (BTU, ACI, ANR)

    September 11, 2007
    Coal mining isn't very glamorous, but clean coal energy could be at the forefront of the energy revolution.
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