Peabody Energy Comm (BTU) Gets a Hold Rating from BMO Capital

BMO Capital analyst David Gagliano assigned a Hold rating to Peabody Energy Comm (BTUResearch Report) today and set a price target of $28.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $20.89.

According to, Gagliano is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.5% and a 46.6% success rate. Gagliano covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Commercial Metals Company, United States Steel, and Warrior Met Coal.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Peabody Energy Comm is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $31.00.

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Peabody Energy Comm’s market cap is currently $3.18B and has a P/E ratio of 9.59.

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Peabody Energy Corp. engages in the business of coal mining. It operates through the following segments: Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, Seaborne Thermal Mining, and Corporate and Other. The Powder River Basin Mining segment consists of its mines in Wyoming. The Midwestern U.S. Mining segment includes Illinois and Indiana mining operations. The Western U.S. Mining segment reflects the aggregation of its New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado mining operations. The Seaborne Metallurgical Mining segment covers mines in Queensland, Australia. The Seaborne Thermal Mining segment handles operations in New South Wales, Australia. The Corporate and Other segment includes selling and administrative expenses, results from equity affiliates, corporate hedging activities, and trading and brokerage activities. The company was founded by Francis S. Peabody in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

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