BTU : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Will These 3 Laggard Stocks Outperform In 2014?

    January 14, 2014
    The best performing stocks in the S&P 500 in the past year have been Netflix, Micron Technology, Best Buy, Delta Airlines ...
  2. Coal Stocks: End-Of-Summer Short Interest Moves (RNO, WLT, YZC)

    September 13, 2013
    Moves in short interest in leading coal-related stocks were mixed between the August 15 and August 30 settlement dates. Rhino ...
  3. Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    July 5, 2013
    Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  4. Strong Buy on Alliance Resource - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Alliance Resource Partners has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jul 2.
  5. Short Interest in Rhino Resource Partners, SunCoke Energy Surges ...

    June 28, 2013
    The largest percentage upswings in short interest in coal-related stocks between the May 31 and June 14 settlement dates ...
  6. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  7. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  8. 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.
  9. Will Improving Thermal Coal Markets Boost Arch Coal?

    May 29, 2013
    Arch Coal has been through the wringer, but are better days on the horizon?
  10. NRP Beats Estimates Overall - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 58 cents per unit, up 18.3% from the ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Arch Coal Misses, Suffers Loss - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) reported fourth-quarter 2012 pro forma loss of 42 cents per share, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  13. CONSOL Beats on Both Lines - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) reported earnings of 43 cents per share for the fourth quarter 2012, surpassing the Zacks Consensus ...
  14. Peabody Misses Earnings Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) reported fourth-quarter 2012 pro forma loss of $1.12 per share, below the Zacks Consensus ...
  15. Peabody Energy Likely to Miss - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Peabody Energy (BTU) will release its fourth quarter 2012 financial results before the market bell on Jan 29, 2013. In the ...
  16. NRG Updates Financial Outlook - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) announced its preliminary Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") and ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Energy Stocks, Including Peabody Energy, Making Big Moves on ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and ...
  19. Schlumberger and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 14, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.8%, the S&P 500 declining 0.2% and the Dow falling 0.1%. The energy ...
  20. Coal Industry Stock Review - December 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2012
    Coal is burned as fuel or gasified to create a synthetic gas (syngas) that can then be used as feedstock for the production ...
  21. VF and More Big Movers on the NYSE on October 22, 2012

    October 22, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has remained steady so far today. Also known ...
  22. Peabody Energy Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on October 22, ...

    October 22, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.3%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.2%. The NYSE ...
  23. Chevron and More Big Movers in Energy on October 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.5%. The energy sector is the category ...
  24. Valero and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on October 4, ...

    October 4, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has risen 0.4% and the Dow has climbed 0.5% so far today. The energy sector ...
  25. Consol Among Energy's Biggest Movers on August 21, 2012

    August 21, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3% and the Dow is up 0.2%. The energy sector is the category ...
  26. Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Among Energy's Biggest Movers

    August 14, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has increased 0.6%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3%; ...
  27. Can Alpha Natural Resources Find The Bottom?

    August 9, 2012
    Alpha Natural seems exceptionally cheap, but the coal industry is in a crisis.
  28. Earnings Preview: NRP - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP), a master limited partnership engaged in the ownership and management of mineral reserve ...
  29. Coal Industry Stock Review - August 2012 - Industry Outlook

    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 ...
  30. Today's Major Energy Sector Movers

    July 13, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has slipped 0.1% so far today. The energy sector ...
  31. No Spain Bounce For Oil

    June 12, 2012
    Oil futures were trading higher overnight on news that Spain will get $100 billion to bailout its crumbling banking system, ...
  32. The Deep Value Play In Coal Exports

    May 16, 2012
    The shale gas boom has certainly taken the wind out of coal’s sails in the short term. However, that’s providing a buying ...
  33. Investors Want Nothing To Do With Cloud Peak Energy

    May 4, 2012
    Investors have no interest in coal stocks today.
  34. Is King Coal Abdicating the Throne?

    April 13, 2012
    Coal companies are becoming as unloved as financials were a couple of years ago, but that's what makes it a perfect time ...
  35. Rails Struggling To Replace King Coal

    April 11, 2012
    Weak coal demand is creating real volume declines for railroads.
  36. 5 Coal Stocks To Watch

    February 27, 2012
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  37. 3 Mining Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Earnings

    February 24, 2012
    There are a handful of notable mining companies that will report their quarterly results in the coming days.
  38. 3 Energy-Sector Bond Picks

    February 9, 2012
    These under-the-radar names pair guaranteed income with the continuing bull market in commodities, says fund manager John ...
  39. Cloud Peak Energy - The Power In Powder

    January 18, 2012
    Cloud Peak has its issues, but a demanding valuation isn't one of them.
  40. Strong U.S. Jobs Growth: Will These Profitable Companies Benefit?

    January 9, 2012
    With a rebounding U.S. job market, the economy might be rebounding faster than initially expected.
  41. 5 Coal Stocks To Watch

    December 20, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  42. 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.
  43. Arch Coal - Some Risks, But More Value

    November 1, 2011
    Arch Coal is in a ditch, but will likely climb out soon enough.
  44. 5 Coal Stocks To Watch

    October 25, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 4 Commodity Stocks To Watch On Wednesday

    July 27, 2011
    Wednesday will be a busy day for analysts as many companies will be announcing their quarterly results.
  49. Will The Street Believe In Steel Dynamics?

    July 25, 2011
    Steel Dynamics had a better second quarter than it expected, but the steel market isn't a sure win yet.
  50. 2 Short and 3 Long Short-Term Plays

    July 21, 2011
    Europe’s debt crisis and the US combat over the debt ceiling has created an environment rife with opportunities on ...
  51. Playing The 3 C’s Of Chinese Demand

    July 21, 2011
    Chinese demand for a variety of natural resources continues to grow, but the trio of corn, copper and coal could be the best ...
  52. Q2's Studs And Duds

    July 5, 2011
    Find out what you need to know about last quarter's hottest and coldest groups.
  53. Joy Global: Minerals Or Machines?

    June 6, 2011
    Joy Global rebounded from a soft first quarter, and the outlook for mining equipment is still very strong.
  54. Coal Stocks With Clean Energy Potential

    March 28, 2011
    Despite what you may hear or read about coal, its use in the U.S. isn't going away anytime soon.
  55. 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.
  56. Will Aussie Flooding Rain On China's Parade?

    January 7, 2011
    Flooding in Queensland has shaken up the market for a critical steel component.
  57. More M&A In Met Mining?

    December 7, 2010
    Met coal is a hot area now; maybe too hot for most investors to start new positions.
  58. Met-Coal Mash Up

    December 6, 2010
    Walter Energy gets a lot bigger in the met coal market.
  59. Caterpillar Now A Miner Major

    November 17, 2010
    Caterpillar makes a multi-billion dollar bet on the growth of mining.
  60. Penn Virginia Still A Worthwhile Partner

    October 29, 2010
    Penn Virginia could be a surprisingly good performer for patient investors.
  61. Rails Roll On Into The Fall

    October 14, 2010
    Rail traffic stayed strong in September, but is slower manufacturing growth a threat?
  62. Walter Energy Review

    September 21, 2010
    The domestic producer of coal is betting that its metallurgical coal will be needed by the developing world.
  63. Railroads Suggest Recovery Is Soft

    August 11, 2010
    July's number for railroad shipping suggest that that economic recovery is slowing.
  64. Arch Coal Burns A Little Brighter

    August 3, 2010
    The coal industry continues to improve, and investors can find some promising stocks among the rocks.
  65. Praxair's Success Not Just Hot Air

    July 30, 2010
    With so much of its business coming from key industrial sectors, Praxair is a very good proxy for global economic activity.
  66. Green China

    June 10, 2010
    For all of the criticism China receives for its pollution problems, many companies stand to benefit when China goes green.
  67. Recovery Rides In On The Rails

    May 18, 2010
    April's rail traffic data suggest that the recovery in the U.S. economy is picking up steam.
  68. After The Dust Settles

    May 12, 2010
    When the market calms down after the wild price swings and sell-off it's undergoing, there will be opportunities for long-term ...
  69. 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.
  70. Australia Proves Taxing To Miners

    May 6, 2010
    Does a proposed new mining tax in Australia sully one of the brightest areas for mining?
  71. Solar's Prospects Growing Dim

    March 18, 2010
    These stocks were once the darlings of the green energy movement, but solar energy's future is no longer as bright.
  72. Smoldering Coal Stocks Heating Up

    March 2, 2010
    Coal prices have shot up with a cold winter and Asian demand. These stocks are positioned to profit from the rise.
  73. Arch Coal's Dark Quarter

    February 4, 2010
    Arch Coal had a miserable fourth quarter and a rough year, with many observers seeing a dark future for the company and the ...
  74. Everybody Hates Carbon

    November 6, 2009
    Arch Coal reported lower earnings in the beaten down coal sector. What's the future for this carbon fuel?
  75. Coal Stocks With Clean Energy Potential

    September 22, 2009
    Despite what you may hear or read about coal, its use in the U.S. isn't going away anytime soon.
  76. Coal-Burning Convertibles

    September 18, 2009
    For income investors who want to participate in coal’s potential upside.
  77. Put Some Coal Stocks In Your Stocking

    August 3, 2009
    On news of increased demand and rising backlogs, Bucyrus and Joy Global are great ways to get in the coal game.
  78. Time To Buy Coal Stocks?

    July 1, 2009
    Coal stocks have been beaten down this year and in the last month; does this present an investment opportunity?
  79. Last Week's Biggest Winners And Why

    May 27, 2009
    Investors, get ready for possible entry opportunities ahead!
  80. Coal's Dirty Little Secret

    May 19, 2009
    Forecasts project that alternative energy sources will account for less than 10% of Americas power needs ten years from ...
  81. U.S. Steel Earnings Reflect The Industry

    April 29, 2009
    Q1 earnings by U.S. Steel were even worse than investors expected, containing nothing bulls could use as evidence of a turn ...
  82. Let Commodity Cutbacks Begin

    March 5, 2009
    Commodity producers are beginning to cut production, the first step in balancing the market and restoring higher prices. ...
  83. ETFs By U.S. Electricity Generation Projections

    February 17, 2009
    The mix of generation sources may fluctuate, but the overall upward trend for energy-focused ETFs creates a compelling story ...
  84. Energy Stocks Settling Like A Lump Of Coal

    February 3, 2009
    Find out why snowmen might be the only ones seeking out coal this February.
  85. Dirty Money: Coal Master Limited Partnerships

    January 5, 2009
    Coal producers are trading for a fraction of their 52-week highs, revealing great opportunities for investors.
  86. Joy Global Hurt By Investor Tunnel Vision

    September 5, 2008
    The prices of many commodity metals have cooled off, but the market for mining equipment is still hot.
  87. China's Slowdown Could Signal End of Coal Bull Market

    July 11, 2008
    Last week's selloff in the coal shares could be the signal that the tide has turned for this key energy commodity.
  88. Coal Stocks Heating Up

    April 23, 2008
    Energy prices are rising amid an anticipated supply shortfall. Limited supply, increasing demand: sounds good for coal stocks. ...
  89. Coal Keeps The Lights On (MEE, CNX, FDG)

    June 26, 2007
    A look at three of the principal coal producers in North America.
  90. Power Your Portfolio With Coal

    May 3, 2007
    China's demand for coal is increasing. Find out how investors can play this high demand for the controversial commodity.
  91. Old King Coal: Royal Dutch (RDS) and Peabody (BTU) Set to Fire

    July 14, 2006
    Bullish coal fundamentals have prompted a major acquisition. Should investors be following the money on this one?
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